Saturday, October 3, 2015

Gadget Goodies 35 - The Zen of Things Gone

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As we've talked about various aspects of downsizing, we've looked at various reasons why downsizing is a good idea. Reiterating those might be a good way to start, then move on to some final thoughts.

Our illustration is a pile of recycled cellphones.  If we think of our own use of electronics, it might surprise us to discover how much our electronics usage compares to that.  And we're not talking about what we throw out.  In some ways, modern marketing has turned first world countries into nations of hoarders.  The result is a combination spare units, broken devices, extra batteries, a few parts, maybe some cases we can no longer use, etc.  You get the picture.