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Obsolescence

Description

Obsolescence is the state of being which occurs when an object, service, or practice is no longer wanted even though it may still be in good working order; however, the international standard EN62402 Obsolescence Management - Application Guide defines Obsolescence as being the "transition from availability of products by the original manufacturer or supplier to unavailability". Obsolescence frequently occurs because a replacement has become available that has, in sum, more advantages compared to the disadvantages incurred by maintaining or repairing the original. Obsolete also refers to something that is already disused or discarded, or antiquated. Typically, obsolescence is preceded by a gradual decline in popularity.

From Wikipedia

Organizations relating to Obsolescence

International Society for Decontamination and Decommissioning Professionals
Independent International Commission on Decommissioning / Est. 1997
International Institute of Obsolescence Management / Est. 1997

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World Problems relating to Obsolescence

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Inadequate research on proposed solutions to problems
Inadequate primary health care
Loss of capacity with age
Electronic waste
Outdated production line methods
Depressed industries
Deteriorating physical infrastructure in cities
Planned obsolescence
Lack of specialized technology
Inappropriate local administrative organization
Outmoded legal systems
Stagnated development of agricultural production
Antibiotic obsolescence
Restrictive patterns of tradition-bound lifestyle
Preservation of obsolete systems
Outdated research
Prejudicial community self-reliance
Obsolete agricultural cooperative structures
Lag in policy conceptualization
Obsolete methods
Obsolete industries
Outmoded education system
Outdated labour negotiation procedures
Rigidity and inadaptability in the aged
Obsolete military bases

Action Strategies relating to Obsolescence

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Updating methods of agricultural production
Building practical skills development
Training for jobs
Recreating value systems
Developing government policy
Decommissioning nuclear power stations
Providing corrective possibilities for outmoded social skills
Maintaining data bank
Promoting values in education
Reforming zoos
Reforming images
Reforming concepts
Reforming legal systems
Updating outmoded concepts in legal systems
Updating Linnaean system of taxonomic naming
Questioning limited communal understandings
Reforming production techniques
Reforming trade unions
Demonstrating modern farm technology
Reducing institutionalization of outmoded concepts
Rejuvenating depressed industries
Reforming deliberative systems
Updating self-sufficiency patterns
Reducing amount of waste of resources invested in obsolete armaments
Implementing co-operative agricultural schemes

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