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Arlo Gilbert – chief executive of health app specialists Televero – has Revolv set up in his home. He calls controlling all of his devices like conducting a “beautiful orchestra of home technology”. The orchestra will stop playing on 15 May when Nest switches the Revolv system off. To be clear – that doesn’t just mean it will no longer be updated. It means it’ll stop functioning altogether. Cease to be.

“My house will stop working.”

Source: BBC

Date: April 10th, 2016


1) Tech obsolescence is a huge deal for companies.  Imagine if the system a company used to control all it’s light and heat was suddenly switched off.  What can a company do to guard against this happening?

2) How does this issue of tech obsolescence impact you personally?

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