I was introduced to a website by a friend that talks about the improvements of new products that are coming out and how they will affect previous models. MacRumors.com is an interesting concept on how people who review new products can inform others on upgrades, downgrades and changes. This relates to our course in the sense of showing how old products may become obsolete because of new products coming out. A site like this can have an affect on apples stock value and the moral of the apple users/consumers with positive reviews to increase the sales of new products coming out.
This website covers everything from computers to laptops to phones and even accessories. Focusing more on the upgrades and changes it doesn’t give a direct information on when a product will be completely replaced making it irrelevant but it does give information on changes from old products to the new ones being released. This is where the reader can assume that their current product lifespan is coming to an end. Essentially it is a third review site that helps people know what is coming and whats going out.
I found this to be a very neat way for people to be somewhat ahead of the curve when it comes to preparing for a product to become obsolete and or plan for a change instead of dealing with the shock of change and taking a harder loss.
Something I also thought of when going through this website is how many other industries other than technology? Is there anyway people can do this with materials in the construction industry? If there is a change in process of making a type of wood and you can only use a different type of nails one may want to change what type before hand. Or a specific tool to get the nails in the newly processed wood? Just food for thought as I relate it to the industry that I work in.