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Count Your Blessings: Day 30


About 20% of the population in the developed nations consume 86% of the world’s goods.

Give £1 if you replaced an electronic item this year, instead of getting it repaired.


I could just be quite smug today, as I have not replaced any electronic items in the last twelve months, because none were faulty or broken.  I wonder, if this challenge is aimed not so much at repairing broken things (a lot of electronic stuff is designed so that it can't be repaired) or even about replacing items that are no longer meeting the need (e.g. a very old television to which a digibox could not be attached) as about 'designed obsolescence'?  Most electronic equipment is designed with the expectation that it will be replaced in, maybe, at most, two years.  New generations of mobile technology, new releases of software that are not 'downward' compatible and so on.  And of course these industries are major employers... Oh dear, it's all way more complicated once you start to think about it!

Just for your amusement, this is the mobile phone I have for work use (and it does everything I need):


My pledge

Today - zero, but some thinking!

Total - - £25.85, five prayers, one rant, one memory and one e-petition signed

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