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This Problem of Taste

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This Problem of Taste:

Our essential human duty – without question – is to see into other people’s hearts and minds, no matter how heinous their thoughts and actions may be, and we must understand and empathize with why they think and act the way they do.

[A favorite writer on the topic of cycling, but just generally, I dig the dude's work.]

Written by Daniel

February 13, 2012 at 11:47 am

Posted in commentary, cycling

weltunit – Papercrafts

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papercrafts

weltunit – Papercrafts:

Why should your dock last longer than you use your current phone model? A lot of those remaining products are not being passed on when devices are sold, so people happen to collect them or even throw them away.
Not the greatest use of material, if you ask us.

So why not make some of your supporting hardware match this cycle, so it won’t last that long? This would only make sense if it can be made a lot more eco-friendly and way cheaper.

So here we go: Welcome to the Papercraft series. Made from recycled cardboard and laser-cut with carbon free energy.

[Nice idea. Now if we could locally source these things for everyone we'd be making a dent. It relates to that whole 3D printing thing. Sell the design (the cad file or what have you, either by charging a "wholesale" amount for the design the lisc. to reuse, or some such) and have it locally produced by a shop. This will further lower the environmental impact, designer gets paid, local shop gets paid, and we don't ship finished goods around the world. Win.]

Written by Daniel

February 13, 2012 at 10:47 am

Posted in advocacy, environment, tech

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