New York Times - A Year of Ideas 2

New York Times – A Year of Ideas



Long life smartphone. The magnificent idea, because I'm tired of getting a new phone every two years. Check out all the ideas here http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/12/19/magazine/ideas2010.html

From the article:

"In the United States, the average life cycle of a mobile phone is 18 months, and yet less than one percent of these phones are estimated to be recyclable. it breaks, or something new and shiny hits the market, unlike the products on the market, it is designed for easy disassembly so the end user can replace or upgrade components without throwing the entire phone.

Service providers and manufacturers could bill for these improvements by replacing the revenue they would have received from selling new phones. Revive is made of materials – skins, metals and plastic composites – that get a patina from wear and tear to help it age smoothly. In the meantime, the service subscription would provide longer-term user benefits while he was on the phone, making him a "stakeholder" who invested in the longevity of the product. “JESSE ASHLOCK

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Sean Pecknold: Director, Writer, Animation,
Britta Johnson: Editor, props, stage design, art department
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