During this emotional holiday season, take time to reflect upon the fact that all of those digital photos stored on hard disks, dvds, etc. won’t last longer than a set of tires. Gotta get them printed. Not sad enough? Then here’s a nice reflection on the past 20 years of our culture of waste. On a personal note, it’s funny that Tim O’Reilly points out the universal adaptor as a great way to save waste … I have 7 hours of my 18 month old daughter’s life stored on a digital video camera, but lost the cable to transfer it to my computer. Alas, ordered a new one from the company (JVC, those b*astards) for $30, but of course it doesn’t work. Are we doomed to enjoy this video on the 2.5″ lcd on the camera? Sadness.
December 26, 2008