Planned Obsolescence

I’m imagining you’ve come here looking for one of two things:

1. Information about the increasingly disposable nature of consumer capitalist goods.
2. My book, by the same name.

Alas, I’ve got very little to say about the former, except the usual gripes and complaints.

The book, Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy, focuses on the social and institutional changes facing scholars, librarians, publishers, and administrators in higher education in the U.S. as our modes of communicating become increasingly digital.

Planned Obsolescence was published by NYU Press in November 2011 and has been written about or reviewed in a number of publications, including:


Planned Obsolescence was openly peer reviewed at MediaCommons Press in fall 2009; the draft version remains available online for open discussion.

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