posted on Jun, 20 2013 @ 02:17 PM
Originally posted by stirling
Send us your tired, send us your poor, but most of all dump your ewastes on us........
I find this amusing to some degree, and pathetic to another.............
What has the world come to when even countries are used by the "first world" as garbage heaps.
The attempt fo progress from our throw aways reminds me of a dandylion growing out of a crack in a cement walkway.
I am not soliciting for this guy...just thought it was an interesting twist....what if his printer is better than ours? what then?
20-6-2013 by stirling because: spelling
edit on 6/20/2013 by benevolent tyrant because: correct spelling error in thread title
(Afrcan to African)
Well there are many reasons for wanting the e-waste, urban mining for example which gram per gram is more rich than most of the precious metal mines
Urban Mining: Billions in Precious Metals Discarded in Landfills
Accumulating in these growing mountains of e-waste, however, is a treasure trove of precious and other metals, as well as plastics – deposits of
precious metals alone that are 40-50 times richer than the ores being mined in the ground, according to experts at the first-ever Global
e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) and StEP e-Waste Academy for policymakers and small businesses co-hosted by the United Nations University (UNU) and
GeSI in Accra, Ghana last week.
Not only that but for many who are active in the hacker field, that is building things from scrap or modification, this is like throwing away
perfectly viable raw materials for NO good reason.
I say if the kid wants your worthless "out-dated" technology then give it to him and say thank you.
Also if his printer is at all viable he can use it to print parts for other projects as well as apply his experience towards bigger and better
Think of it this way, we used vacuum circuits in the early computers to build electric circuits which we are now using to build quantum processing.
Jeez why not tell the toddler that learning to walk is pointless because we have motorized vehicles . . .
edit on 20-6-2013 by
FriedBabelBroccoli because: 101