Made to Break: Technology and Obsolescence in America
Jackson, Kathy Merlock, Journal of American Culture (Malden, MA)
Made to Break: Technology and Obsolescence in America Giles Slade. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2006.
The book's cover, depicting a storage space filled with discarded computer monitors, says it all. As American technology advances, the waste increases. We are living in a society of obsolescence, where consumer products outdate quickly and are simply made to break. Although this is not new, Giles Slade shows in Made to Break how the computer age of the twenty-first century has taken it to greater heights. His statistics are staggering. In 2004, about 315 million working PCs were retired for newer models, with only about ten percent of them being refurbished and the rest …
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Publication information: Article title: Made to Break: Technology and Obsolescence in America. Contributors: Jackson, Kathy Merlock - Author. Journal title: Journal of American Culture (Malden, MA). Volume: 31. Issue: 2 Publication date: June 2008. Page number: 234+. © 2004 Blackwell Publishers Ltd. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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