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The Story of Electronics


Nowadays, consumer electronics are almost needed for everyday use, such as personal computers, MP3 players, digital cameras, and so on. This episode of BOK will explore the high-tech revolution's collateral damage - 25 million tons of e-waste and counting, poisoned workers and a public left holding the bill and conclude with a call for a green 'race to the top' where designers compete to make long-lasting, toxic-free products that are fully and easily recyclable. Here is Part I.








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The other day, I couldn’t find my computer charger. My computer is my lifeline to my work, my friends, my music! So I looked everywhere, even in that drawer where this lives. I know you have one too, a tangle of old chargers, the sad remains of electronics past. How did they end up with so many of these things? It’s not like I’m always after the latest gadget. My old devices broke or became so obsolete I couldn’t use them anymore. And not one of these old chargers fits my computer. Urgh! This isn’t just bad luck. It’s bad design. I call it “designed for the dump”.



“Designed for the dump” sounds crazy, right? But when you’re trying to sell lots of stuff, it makes perfect sense. It’s a key strategy of the companies that make our electronics. In fact, it’s a key part of our whole unsustainable materials economy. “Designed for the dump” means making stuff to be thrown away quickly. Today’s electronics are hard to upgrade, easy to break and impractical to repair. My DVD player broke and I took it to a shop to have it fixed. The repair guy wanted 50 dollars just to look at it. A new one at target cost 39 bucks.



In the 1960s, Gordon Moore, the giant brain and semiconductor pioneer, predicted that electronics designers could double processor speed every 18 months. So far, he’s been right. This is called Moore’s Law. But somehow the bosses of these genius designers got it all twisted up. They seemed to think that Moore’s Law means every 18 months we have to throw out our old electronics and buy more. Problem is, the 18 months that we use these things are just a blip in their entire lifecycle. And that’s where these dump designers aren’t just causing a pain in our wallets. They’re causing a globe toxicant emergence. You see, electronics start where most stuff starts, in mines and factories. Many of our gadgets are made from a thousand different materials, shipped from around the world to assembly plants. There, workers turn them into products, using loads of toxic chemicals, like PVC, mercury, solvents and flame retardants. Today, this usually happens in far-off places that are hard to monitor. But it used to happen in my home, in Silicon Valley, which thanks to the electronic industry is one of the most poisoned communities in the U.S.


jessiyear在 整理的生词:
obsolete: adj. no longer useful 已废弃的



mercury: n. a silver-colored liquid metal that is used especially in thermometers and barometers 汞



solvent: n. a liquid that can dissolve other substances 溶剂



flame retardant: 阻燃剂

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The other day, I couldn’t find my computer charger. My computer is my life to my work, my friends, my music. So I looked everywhere even in that * with these dr*. I know you have one too, a tangle full of chargers the sad remains of electronics past. How did they end up with so many of these things? It’s not like I’m always after a lady’s g*, my old device was broken became so obviously I couldn’t use them anymore. And now one of these chargers fits my computer. Arg.. It isn’t just bad luck. It’s bad design. I call it designed for the dump. Designed for the dump sounds crazy right. But when you’re trying to sell lots of stuff and make it perfect sense. It’s a key strategy of the companies that make our electronics. In fact, it’s a keeper of our whole unsustainable materials economy. “Designed for the dump” means making stuff to be thrown away quickly. Today’s electronics are hard to upgrade, easy to break and impractical to repair. My DVD player broke and I took it to a shop to have it fixed. The repair guy wanted 50 dollars to just look at it. A new one on target costs 31 bucks. In the 1960s, Gordon Moore the giant * and semiconductor pioneer predicted that the electronics design could double process speed every 18 months. So far, he has been right. This is called Moore’s Law. But somehow the bosses of these genius designers got it all twisted up. They seemed to think that Moore’s Law means every 18 months we have to throw all the electronics and buy more. Problem is the 18 months that we use these things and just blipping in our life cycle. And that’s where these dumped designers aren’t just causing a pain in our wallets, they are causing a globe toxicant emergence. You see, electronics start to remote our starts in mines and factories. Many of our gadgets are made from a thousand different materials shift from around the world to assembly plants. There, workers turn them into products using lots of toxicant chemicals, like PVC, mercury, s* and * *. Today, this usually happens in far-off places that are hard to monitor. But it used to happen in my home in silicon valley which thanks to the electronic industry is one of the poisoned community in the U. S..
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The other day, I couldn’t find my computer charger. My computer is my life fun to my work, my friends, my music. So I looked everywhere even in that * with these dr*. I know you have one too, a tangle full of chargers the sad remains of electronics past. How did they end up with so many of these things? It’s not like I’m always after a lady’s gadges, my old device was broken became so obviously I couldn’t use them anymore. And now one of these chargers fits my computer. Arg.. It isn’t just bad luck. It’s bad design. I call it designed for the dump. Designed for the dump sounds crazy right. But when you’re trying to sell lots of stuff and make it perfect sense. It’s a key strategy of the companies that make our electronics. In fact, it’s a keeper of our whole unsustainable materials economy. “Designed for the dump” means making stuff to be thrown away quickly. Today’s electronics are hard to upgrade, easy to break and impractical to repair. My DVD player broke and I took it to a shop to have it fixed. The repair guy wanted 50 dollars to just look at it. A new one on target costs 39 bucks. In the 1960s, Gordon Moore the giant * and semiconductor pioneer predicted that the electronics design could double process speed every 18 months. So far, he has been right. This is called Moore’s Law. But somehow the bosses of these genius designers got it all twisted up. They seemed to think that Moore’s Law means every 18 months we have to throw all the electronics and buy more. Problem is the 18 months that we use these things and just blipping in our life cycle. And that’s where these dumped designers aren’t just causing a pain in our wallets, they are causing a globe toxicant emergence. You see, electronics start to remote our starts in mines and factories. Many of our gadgets are made from a thousand different materials shift from around the world to assembly plants. There, workers turn them into products using lots of toxicant chemicals, like PVC, mercury, s* and * *. Today, this usually happens in far-off places that are hard to monitor. But it used to happen in my home in silicon valley which thanks to the electronic industry is one of the poisoned community in the U. S..
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本帖最后由 jessiyear 于 2011-10-3 15:32 编辑 On月亮我弄弯

The other day, I couldn’t find my computer charger. My computer is my life fun , my work, my friends, my music. So I looked everywhere even that draw with these slips. I know you have one too, a tangle full of chargers the sad remains of electronics past. How did they end up with so many of these things? It’s not like I’m always after a lady’s g*, my old device was broken became so obviously I couldn’t use them anymore. And no one of these chargers fits my computer. Arg.. It isn’t just bad luck. It’s bad design. I call it designed for the dump. Designed for the dump sounds crazy, right? But when you’re trying to sell lots of stuff and makes perfect sense. It’s a key strategies of the companies that make our electronics. In fact, it’s a key part of our whole unsustainable materials economy. “Designed for the dump” means making stuff to be thrown away quickly. Today’s electronics are hard to upgrade, easy to break and impractical to repair. My DVD player broke and I took it to a shop to have it fixed. The repair guy wanted 50 dollars to just to look at it. A new one on target costs 39 bucks. In the 1960s, Gordon Moore the giant * and semiconductor pioneer predicted that the electronics design could double process speed every 18 months. So far, he has been right. This is called Moore’s Law. But somehow the bosses of these genius designers got it all twisted up. They seemed to think that Moore’s Law means every 18 months we have to throw all the electronics and buy more. Problem is the 18 months that we use these things and just blipping in our entire life cycle. And that’s where these dumped designers aren’t just causing a pain in our wallets, they are causing a globe toxic emergence. You see, electronics start to remote our starts in mines and factories. Many of our gadgets are made from a thousand different materials shift from around the world to assembly plants. There, workers turn them into products using lots of toxic chemicals, like PVC, mercury, s* and * *. Today, this usually happens in far-off places that are hard to monitor. But it used to happen in my home in silicon valley which thanks to the electronic industry is one of the poisoned community in the U. S.

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he other day, I couldn’t find my computer charger. My computer is my life fun to my work, my friends, my music. So I looked everywhere even in that * with these dr*. I know you have one too, a tangle full of chargers the sad remains of electronics past. How did they end up with so many of these things? It’s not like I’m always after a lady’s gadges, my old device was broken became so obviously I couldn’t use them anymore. And now one of these chargers fits my computer. Arg.. It isn’t just bad luck. It’s bad design. I call it designed for the dump. Designed for the dump sounds crazy right. But when you’re trying to sell lots of stuff and make it perfect sense. It’s a key strategy of the companies that make our electronics. In fact, it’s a keeper of our whole unsustainable materials economy. “Designed for the dump” means making stuff to be thrown away quickly. Today’s electronics are hard to upgrade, easy to break and impractical to repair. My DVD player broke and I took it to a shop to have it fixed. The repair guy wanted 50 dollars to just look at it. A new one on target costs 39 bucks. In the 1960s, Gordon Moore the giant * and semiconductor pioneer predicted that the electronics design could double process speed every 18 months. So far, he has been right. This is called Moore’s Law. But somehow the bosses of these genius designers got it all twisted up. They seemed to think that Moore’s Law means every 18 months we have to throw all the electronics and buy more. Problem is the 18 months that we use these things and just blipping in our life cycle. And that’s where these dumped designers aren’t just causing a pain in our wallets, they are causing a globe toxicant emergence. You see, electronics start to remote our starts in mines and factories. Many of our gadgets are made from a thousand different materials shift from around the world to assembly plants. There, workers turn them into products using lots of toxicant chemicals, like PVC, mercury, s* and * *. Today, this usually happens in far-off places that are hard to monitor. But it used to happen in my home in silicon valley which thanks to the electronic industry is one of the poisoned community in the U. S..

[Homework]2011-09-25&10-01 电子设备的故事 (1/3)

The other day I couldn't find my coumputer charger, my computer is my lifefun to my work, my friends, my music. So I looked everwhere, even that draw with these slips, I know you have one,too. tangle chargers the sad remain to be electronic past. How do we end up with so many all of these things? It's not like I'm always lack of schedule, my old devices is broken became obviously I couldn't use them any more. Not one of old chargers fits my computer, ah..It's not just bad luck, it's bad design.I call it design for the dump. Design for the dump sounds crasy, right? But when you're trying to sell lots of stuff, it makes perfect sence, it's the key strategy the company make our electronics. In fact, the key part of our whole unesustainable  material economy.Design for the dump means making a stuff to be thrown away quikly, today tahe electronics are hard upgrade, easy to break and impratically to be repaired.
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[Homework]2011-09-25&10-01 电子设备的故事 (1/3)

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[Homework]2011-09-25&10-01 电子设备的故事 (1/3)

The other day I couldn’t find my computer charger. My computer is my life fun, my work, my friends, my music, so I looked it everywhere. Even in that drawer with this list, I know you have one too, the tanker level chargers, the sad we made our electronics passed.


How did it end up with some many of this thing. It’s not like I’m always after the latest schedule. My old device broke or became obviously they can’t use them any more, and now one of old chargers fix my computer, uh g.


This isn’t just bad luck, it is bad design. I call it “Design For The Dump” . “ Design For The Dump” sounds crazy, right? But when you try to sell a lot of stuffs, it is a key strategy of the companies that make our electronics. In fact, it is a key part of our whole unsustainable materials economy.


“Design For The Dump” means making stuffs to be thrown away quickly. Today’s electronics are hard to upgrade, easy to break and impractical to repair.


My DVD player broke and I took it to a shop to a fix. The repair guy wanted $15 just to look at it. A new one in target cost 39 bucks.


In the 1960s, Golden Moore the giant brain in semi-conductor pioneer predicted that electronic designs could double process speed every 18 months. So far he has been right. This is called Moore’s Law, but somewhat the bosses of these genius designers got all trades up. They seem that the things more slum means every 18 months we have to throw out all the electronics and buy more.


Problems is the 18 months that we use these things or just bli* it in our entire life cycle. And that’s with this dump on just causing a pay of our wallet, they are causing a global toxic emergency.


You see electronic stuffs were the most of stuffs, in mine, the factories many of our garage that made from a thousand different materials, ship from around the world to assembling plants. There, workers * the products using low toxic chemical like PVC, macurate * and flam vitamins.


Today this is usually happens in far out of our place that is hard to monitor. But it’s used to happen in my home in Silicon Valley which thanks to electronic industries, it is one the most poison communities in the U.S.

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[Homework]2011-09-25&10-01 电子设备的故事 (1/3)

XXX other day I could not find my computer charger. My computer is my life on to my work, my friends to my music. So I looked everywhere even that job this leaves. I know you have a one two, a tangle of all charges the sad remains with electronics past. How did we end up with so many of these things. It's not like I am always after the latest gadget. My all devices broke became so obsolete I could not use them any more. And now one of these all chargers fits my computer. This isn't just bad luck. it's bad design. I call it design for the dump.
Design for the dump sounds crazy, right? But when you trying to sell lots of stuff, it makes perfect sense. It's a key strategy of the companies that make our electronics. In fact, it's key part of our hole unstainable materials economy. Design for the dump means making stuff to be thrown away quickly. Today's electonics are hard to upgrade, easy to break and practical to repaire. My DVD player broke and I took it to shop and fix it. Repaire guy want fifty dollars just look at it. A new one in target cost 39 bus.
In the 1960s, Godeen Moore, the giant brain in semi-conductor pioneer, predict the electronics designers could double process speed every 18 month. So far, he has been right. This is called Moore's Law. But somehow the bosses of these genius degigners got all twisted up. They seem the things Moores's law means every 18 month we have to throw out our electronics and buy more. xxx the eighteen month that we use things are just bleep in our entire life cycle
And that's what these dump designers are just causing a pain in our wallets they are causing a global toxic emergency. You see electronic start xxx our starts in mind in factories. Many of our gadgets are made from thousand different materials shipped around the world to assembly place.

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how do they end up with so much of these things?
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i call it designed for dump
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today's electronics are hard to update, easy to break and inpractical to reqair.
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the repair guy wanted 50 dollors just to look at it. a new one in target cost 39 bucks

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[Homework]2011-09-25&10-01 电子设备的故事 (1/3)

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The other day I couldn’t find my computer charger. My computer is my life fun, my work, my friends, my music. So I look every where. Even the network is this list, I know you have want to tango chargers. The sad remain the electronics passed. How do they end up so many of these things. It’s not always after the latest garget, my old devise is broke, we came to absolutely we can’t use it anymore. And no one of those old charge to fit my computer. Uh, it isn’t just bad luck, it’s bad design. I call it design for the dump. Design for the dump sounds crazy, right? But when you try to sell lots of staff it makes perfect sense.
It’s a key strategy for the company to make electronics. In fact, it’s a key part of whole for unsustainable material economic. Design for the dump means making staff to be thrown away quickly. Today’s electronics are hard to upgrade, and easy to break, and in-practical to repair. My DVD player broke, and I took to shop to be fixed. Repair guy want 50 $ just want to look at it. And new one target cost 39 bacs!
In 1970s GM the giant break and semi-conduct pioneer, predict that the electronics design could double process speed for every 18 months.
So far he has been right, this is called Moore’s law. But somehow the boss of genius designers got all tuiss up. They sympersiy that the more is every 18 months we have to through out electronics and buy more. The problem is this 18 months we use things just a bread entire life circle. Naturally this dump designer are just calling the pain to our walled. They are causing a global world toxicant emergency. You see, electronics remote staff, in mind and factories. Many of the gas to make thousands of material. Ship around the world to assembly plan. There, workers turn into the product suing low toxicology, like PPC, mercuric, solvent and plant retirement. Today it’s usually happen far to monitor. But used to happen in my home, until we silicon valley, which things like electronics industries is one of the most poison community in the US.
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the other day i could not find my computer charger. my computer is my

life fun to my work, my friends, my music. so i looked everywhere, even

in that drawer with these leaves. i know you have one too. a tangle of

all chargers. the sad remains the electronic passed. how it ended up

with so many these things. it's not like **. my old * is broken,so

obviously can not use them anymore. none of these chargers fits my

computer. this is not just bad luck , it's bad design. i call it design

for the dump. design for the dump sounds crazy, right?but when you are

trying to sell  lots of staff , it makes  peferct sense. it's the key

stratagy  of the company make our electronics. in fact,it's key part of

our whole ** material *.design fo the dump means making stuff being

thrown away quickly. today;s electronics are hard to ungrade,  easy to

breake, and practicle to repair.
The other day I couldn’t find my computer charger. My computer is my life fun, to my work, my friends, my music, so I looked it everywhere. Even in that drawer with this list, I know you have one too, the tanker load of chargers, the sad we made our electronics passed.How did it end up with some many of this thing. It’s not like I’m always after the latest gadget. My old devices broke or became obviously that I can’t use them any more, and now one of these old chargers fix my computer, uh g. This isn’t just bad luck, it is bad design. I call it “Design For The Dump” . “ Design For The Dump” sounds crazy, right? But when you try to sell a lot of stuffs,it makes perfect sence. it is a key strategy of the companies that make our electronics. In fact, it is a key part of our whole unsustainable materials economy. “Design For The Dump” means making stuffs to be thrown away quickly. Today’s electronics are hard to upgrade, easy to break and impractical to repair. My DVD player broke and I took it to a shop to fix. The repair guy wanted $15 just to look at it. A new one in target cost 39 bucks.In the 1960s, Golden Moore the giant brain in semi-conductor pioneer predicted that electronic designs could double process speed every 18 months. So far he has been right. This is called Moore’s Law, but somehow the bosses of these genius designers got all twisted up. They seem that the things moore’s law means every 18 months we have to throw out all the electronics and buy more.Problem is the 18 months that we use these things or just blipe it in our entire life cycle. And that’s really this dump designers are not just causing a pay of our wallet, they are causing a global toxic emergency. You see electronic stuffs were the most of stuffs, in mine, the factories many of our garage that made from a thousand different materials, ship from around the world to assembling plants. There, workers turn in the products using low toxic chemical like PVC, macurate * and flam vitamins. Today this is usually happens in far out of our place that is hard to monitor. But it’s used to happen in my home in Silicon Valley which thanks to electronic industries, it is one the most poison communities in the U.S.
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   The other day, I couldn’t find my computer charger, my computer is my life line to my work, my friends, my music. So I looked everywhere, even in that drawer with this lives. I know you have one too, a tango of old chargers, the sad remains of the electronics’ past. How did they end up with so many of these things? It is not like I am always after the latest gagis, my old devices are broken and I couldn’t use them any more, and now one of this old chargers fit my computer. A! This isn’t just bad luck, it’s bad design. I call it “designed for the dump”. "Designed for the dump" sounds crazy, right? But when you try to sell a lot of stuff, it makes perfect sense. It’s a key strategy of the companies that make our electronics, in fact, it is a key part of our whole unsustainable materials economy. “Designed for the dump” means making stuff to be thrown away quickly. Today’s electronics are hard to upgrade, easy to break, and unpractical to repair. My DVD player broke, and I took it to a shop to get it fixed. The repair guy wanted 50 $ just to look at it. A new one in target cost 39 bucks.
   In the 1960s, Golden Moore, the giant brain of semi-conductor pioneer, predicted that electronics design could double its process speed every 18 mouths, so far he has been right, this is called Moore’s low, but somehow the bosses of these genius designers got it all twisted up, they seem to think that Moore’s low means every 18 mouths we have to throw our old electronics and buy more. Problem is the 18 months we used things are just bled into our ntire life circle, and that is where these dumped designers aren't just causing a pay of our wallets, they are causing a global toxic emergency.  You see, electronic starts, or most of them start in mines, in factories, many of our gaigis are made of thousands of materials, shifted around the world to assembly places, there workers turn them into products using lows of toxic chemicals, like PBC, murky, ?, Today this usually happens in far away places that are hard to monitor , but it used to happen in my home, the silicon valley , which thanks to the electronic industry, is the most poisonous community in the US.
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