You've read plenty now surely?
Have you ever been told the latest thing will revolutionise EVERYTHING, upgraded and been a bit...well...meh? We are suckers for novelty but often the reality is not quite what we were led to believe. This quest for novelty is having quite an impact though - apparently 100 million phones become obsolete every year.
What You Can Do
Due an upgrade? Don't say yes for six months...perhaps a year. The upgrade will seem all the more impressive.
Why not sure your lesser used devices with others? The Collabaorative Consumption directory can help you make the links.
Something broken or needs an upgrade. You can do it yourself
Search for the precious metals and elements found in all of our devices - pick up some tricks from Raffi an NYC urban gold miner
Some short(ish) articles:
- For some thoughts on timeless design and digital devices
- Find out about Fairphone - the smart phone putting social values first
- Why i'm glad my smartphone broke
Really want to some more:
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