24 Jul '11, 8pm

Less is more: The case for keeping gadgets longer | MNN - Mother Nature Network

Less is more: The case for keeping gadgets longer | MNN - Mother Nature Network

A colleague of mine, Mark Rolston, explores the notion of rejuvenating products by swapping out obsolete components. He makes the point that nobody visits Rome to see the new buildings. And as is the case with everything from mobile phones to cars to buildings to cities, there's a place for appreciation of that which is familiar and even nostalgic perhaps. So there's a case for embracing the aging, analog, the low-fi and the imperfect. We live in a world of excess, but 20 years down the road you might look back on the good old days and reminisce about that... whatever the product may be.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/gadgets-electronics/stories...

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