Call me Russ L

Ahoy-hoy

Posted in Modern Living by Russ L on 12 September, 2013

“A phone only lasts a couple of years before it breaks or becomes obsolete. Although it’s often just one part which killed it, we throw everything away since it’s almost impossible to repair or upgrade.”

http://www.phonebloks.com (via Mig Freeman).

I agree with the principle of this most whole-heartedly. In practice I do actually try to make my ten quid pay-as-you-go efforts last several years (although this current ‘Samsung’ thing is dying and I’ve only had it a couple of years or so. It’s no Nokia, that’s for certain), but I am no fan at all of the “just throw it away and get a new one” philosophy that rules our world.

Phones aren’t the biggest problem, though. The biggest problem comes from those bloody molded-plastic plugs that you can’t change without a soldering iron. I despise them. I do think that they’re the worst invention since the neutron bomb (itself the worst invention since spandex).

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