Obsolescence and Changing Our Minds
You’ve got to know when to hold ’em
Know when to fold ’em
Know when to walk away
And know when to run
“The Gambler” – Kenny Rogers
Maybe the writing is on the wall. Maybe the truth is hidden in between the lines of your BOM. Maybe you really want to find another way but you don’t know where to start. Obsolescence may be bleeding your company dry but there is another way to deal with your end of life designs. In this episode of Amelia’s Weekly Fish Fry, we attack the issues surrounding obsolescence and ad hoc sustainment with Ethan Plotkin (CEO – GDCA). Ethan and I discuss why obsolescence is like putting air in leaky tire and why changing the minds of our embedded system designers will be the true key to innovation. Also this week, we check out a new plant-inspired, tendril-equipped robot coming out of the IIT-Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia that can climb and curl around objects.