The Story of Electronics: Designed for the Dump

Posted in Knowledge by Shannon South on November 9, 2010

Annie Leonard of The Story of Stuff has a new film and I couldn’t agree with it more. The electronics industry is so careless. Is it even possible for them to make their parts universal or upgradable and still maintain financial growth when we are so accustomed to equating tangible products and shiny new designs with better?

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  1. Laureline said, on November 14, 2010 at 5:38 am

    Thank you for this little film. I discovered the first one while studying in Vienna – I lived there for 1 semester and I took various organic farming/ environment awareness classes. Have you ever been to Vienna? People are very eco-friendly there, it’s really nice and makes a nice change compared to France. Also, it’s a beautiful city and it has yummy cafés!

    • Shannon South said, on November 14, 2010 at 11:44 am

      Yes, I hadn’t realized how many Story of Stuff films she’d put out until recently – they are all really eye-opening and scary… but important to watch. I have not been to Vienna – the closest I got to it was Prague about 10 years ago. I’ve heard it is spectacular – one day… 🙂

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