That new device you just shelled out a fortune for is going to be obsolete within two years. The Consumer Protection Group has stated that the entire range of technology-driven consumer goods become obsolete within two years of their release. That means I am writing this on an obsolete laptop. What that means is that you have to buy a whole new stable of products every two years if the newest and greatest matters to you. In a lot of cases, that also means that you will still have a warranty on a product which is hopelessly outdated.
Before I take too much from this, I want to know who the Consumer Protection Group is and make sure that they aren’t funded by manufacturers. It’s also interesting that much of the software, most notably Windows, that we run on the devices have a lifespan which stretches over several generations of the hardware.