Top Definition
A more heavy-handed version of Planned Obsolescence usually employed in the high-tech industry, especially software. Consumers of a product are forced to upgrade through some new technology rendering an old one literally unusable, usually through unnecessary incompatibility issues.
Porting a game from the 360 to the PC, rewritten to require DX10 when DX9 was used originally and clearly runs the game, can only be Enforced Obsolescence.
#proprietary software #apple #planned obsolescence #perceived obsolescence #enforced obsolesence
by Digital Watches May 26, 2010
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