It would be nice to start a discussion about the wear out phase of the electronic lifecycle.
The wear-out phase is often modeled with the normal distribution (RIAC) but I haven′t seen any good examples of mean or standard deviations used in such models.
Anecdotal evidence seems to point to new electronics lasting three to ten years, CRT TVs lasting decades and radios lasting as long as forty years.
Has anyone seen examples of wear out data? What kind of relationship exists between equipment complexity and wear out? I would assume environment variables could be applied to the wear out phase but is there any evidence of this (e.g. do electronics usually outlast vehicles or vise versa)?