Amid the dominance of big tech, where devices are largely perishable, one company is going against the grain. Fairphone, a Dutch social enterprise founded in 2013, is leading the way in the production of mobile phones of lower environmental impact, leading the way in promoting a tech business model that defies the usual. As multinational […]
At a fire station in Livermore, California, a light bulb flickers 24/7. It looks nothing extraordinary, just a traditional hand-blown light bulb with an old-school filament and switch. What makes it remarkable, however, is that it is now 120 years old.
Instead of buying brand new devices, we should look at what we already have. A lot of people have old devices laying around that are not in use—devices whose utility can be prolonged.