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Trash or Treasure: the Art of Tech Waste


You just love buying the latest technologies, right? Can't stand to sit without the coolest and newest gadget. But wait ... where did your old one go? There are graveyards for these kinds of things, believe it or not, and some are more impressive than you ever imagined.

The city of Guiyu is home to 5,500 businesses devoted to processing discarded electronics, known as e-waste. According to local websites, the region dismantles 1.5 million pounds of junked computers, cell phones and other devices a year.


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Where did the old one go?
Well: The Atari 2600 sits next to the N64 where both still get played on a weekly basis.
That ancient mid 90's Nokia 191, waiting for Makezine to come up with a good "hack" for it.

I am not one of those people that throw "technology" out. It was sort of disgusting to see all of that. But as long as some if gets recycled..*shrug*
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