Technology pollution to be the next pandemic

“Rapid penetration in emerging markets is being driven by the explosive expansion of broadband and wireless connectivity, the continuing fall in PC average selling prices, and the general realization that PCs are an indispensable tool for advancement,” George Shiffler, research director at Gartner, said.”

Stop making cool gadgets and I’ll stop buying them, deal?

“Gartner expects more than 180 million computers will be replaced this year, with some sold to second owners through various channels, some broken up and recycled, but many simply dumped directly into landfill.” (link)

That’s a lot of garbage. I’m almost ashamed that I have 3 pcs, 2 laptops, and 3 tvs … almost. Am I worried, sure. I’m hanging on to old cell phone just because I don’t want my phone numbers ending up in some one else’s hands. Hard drives, CDs, DVDs, If I can burn it break it, then it ain’t going into the trash.


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