Jamie Hyneman, the famously beret-clad Mythbuster, recently just wrote a fantastic list of lame-ass (and coincidentally environmentally disastrous) things about today's consumer electronics industry. It's great to see him coming to agree with EcoGeek from a completely different angle.
He bemoans the fact that there are no standard battery sizes for new lithium-ions, and you can never find the battery you want for the buying cialis with next day shipping device you need powered. Jamie points out that no one would buy Chevys if you needed a Chevrolet battery to start the thing.
Useless software, preloaded onto computers, wastes space and levitra uk creates a constant drain on your processor, and thus your power grid. "Obnoxious" electronics in cars only make the things go obsolete and break more quickly. And, of course, everything in a car is designed to cheap levitra prescription be completely impossible for an amateur (or even a mythbuster) to fix these days.
It's a fascinating and entertaining look at how the gadgets of our lives only make us more frustrated and less capable people. But there are also a few good examples people trying to fix these problems. The problem of 10,000 different chargers for 10,000 different phones, for example, is nearly ready to be tackled:
Miraculously, the industry appears to be working on viagra pill a solution to this problem. The Open Mobile Terminal Platform (omtp.org) is supported by a number of manufacturers that would like to see the micro USB become the standard connector. It's too early to know if they will succeed; let's hope they do.
written by Joel, February 01, 2008
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