We were horrified at what seriously low depths manufacturers have stooped to to get us to buy their products so that they, and their shareholders, can make a profit.
We have literally become a willing race of lambs being led to the slaughter - all because mankind has been programmed to "must have" the latest version of whatever...
... and it has a name: "Planned obsolescence"
Talk about manipulation.
And, this first episode deals with how manufacturers of electronic items signed a mutual agreement to pre-programme their products to stop working after a specific time period so that you have to purchase another item, and if the product lasts longer than the programmed time, how they were / are fined for breaching the agreement - and this was specifically with the original light globes - Osram, GEC, etc.
The show also reveals what happens to all those perfectly repairable unwanted "old" models.
The good news is that there is a company in the US of A that repairs those supposedly unfixable gadgets - they can be found here: http://ifixit.org/ and for locals in this country : http://ifix.co.za/contact/
Please - support ifixit.com and look for alternatives before you rush out to buy new because your phone / printer / electric toothbrush, etc have stopped working...
I can't wait to see what the other episodes reveal...