Monday, November 15, 2010

Design for the Dump

Story of Stuff has a video about designing consumer goods with a limited lifespans, say 18 months.  It's adorable, and includes a stick-figure John Cusack a la Say Anything in the background.

Two take-aways:
1) I feel better about my 7-year-old cell phone.  It may not take photos or let me text, but I can still make phone calls with it.
2) Even if it would still cost $50 to have him look at it, if I lived in Baltimore and had a broken toaster, I'm still going to Prop Joe's Repair Shop.

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