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.
by Digital Watches May 26, 2010
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