Linked by Howard Fosdick on Wed 7th Jul 2010 16:58 UTC
Editorial Last month, I described how the computer industry encourages planned obsolescence in order to sell more product. This business model exacerbates the problem of computer disposal because it artificially shortens computer lifespans. This increases production and, ultimately, the numbers requiring disposal. One result is that e-waste -- electronics waste -- is one now one of our most pressing environmental challenges. Updated
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by foobaz on Wed 7th Jul 2010 18:48 UTC
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I volunteer at Free Geek Portland and have had a great time there. I meet interesting people and it is nice to do something positive with my spare time.

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