The Blog of Zacharias
phonebloks:


What Is Planned Obsolescence?
Here at Phonebloks, our tagline is ’A Phone Worth Keeping’. This raises many questions: when is a phone not worth keeping? why would a phone not be worth keeping? setting value aside, why are we not keeping our phones? The reasons for not doing this are, unsurprisingly, not entirely straightforward.
First, there are basic economic reasons. As consumers, we may have the ability to buy a new phone whenever we want. And, producing companies economic turnover is dependent on all the time selling more (and new) products. Second, there are psychological reasons. Our tastes are connected to trends. We want to be the first to own whatever phone is new because minor changes in design and other small changes show the cutting edge of technological style. (This is made clear by many marketing campaigns.) Finally, practical reasons come into play: phones break, for whatever reason, and sometimes, for reasons not included under economical and psychological reasons, the design of the product gets outdated.

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phonebloks:

What Is Planned Obsolescence?

Here at Phonebloks, our tagline is ’A Phone Worth Keeping’. This raises many questions: when is a phone not worth keeping? why would a phone not be worth keeping? setting value aside, why are we not keeping our phones? The reasons for not doing this are, unsurprisingly, not entirely straightforward.

First, there are basic economic reasons. As consumers, we may have the ability to buy a new phone whenever we want. And, producing companies economic turnover is dependent on all the time selling more (and new) products. Second, there are psychological reasons. Our tastes are connected to trends. We want to be the first to own whatever phone is new because minor changes in design and other small changes show the cutting edge of technological style. (This is made clear by many marketing campaigns.) Finally, practical reasons come into play: phones break, for whatever reason, and sometimes, for reasons not included under economical and psychological reasons, the design of the product gets outdated.

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polandballcomics:

Donating to Charity Plox Source: Source and comments

polandballcomics:

Donating to Charity Plox

Source: Source and comments

What do you mean that the Arabs rejected this plan for “obvious reasons” when they got the better part of the deal?

You forget to add the part where Israel was able to control 77% of Palestine after fighting off SEVEN ARAB NATIONS that had invaded Israel in order to wipe it off the map. Both the Jews and the Arabs tried to destroy each other, and both groups killed innocent people. You seem to think that only Israel did this.

riesen-love:

exanimatio:

croowley:

That man you see there, he is a 92 year old veteran from Norway, who was tortured by the nazis during world war II. The upper picture is the picture of the “BOY London” logo, that’s so popular now days.Then, on the picture under, is a known symbol that were used under by the nazis in World War II. Now you can all think of what you’re really wearing.

finally someone made a post about it, everyone’s running around with the Third Reich Eagle on their chests

think about it

riesen-love:

exanimatio:

croowley:

That man you see there, he is a 92 year old veteran from Norway, who was tortured by the nazis during world war II. 
The upper picture is the picture of the “BOY London” logo, that’s so popular now days.
Then, on the picture under, is a known symbol that were used under by the nazis in World War II. 
Now you can all think of what you’re really wearing.

finally someone made a post about it, everyone’s running around with the Third Reich Eagle on their chests

think about it

latenightjimmy:

Thank You Notes, Thanksgiving 2013
Show the world we want a phone worth keeping! #phonebloks


 http://thndr.it/15eLEMU

Show the world we want a phone worth keeping! #phonebloks


http://thndr.it/15eLEMU

tastefullyoffensive:

[via]

This is true

tastefullyoffensive:

[via]

This is true

crispychocolate:

equiusspaghetti:

lafranglophone:

fuckyeahhetaliamemes:

According to Reddit

BACK AT YOU FRANCE

THE LAST ONE THOUGH OMFG

CRYING AT THE LAST ONE

This is why I love reddit.

I just supported Phonebloks on @ThunderclapIt // @davehakkens

This is probably one of the greatest ideas I’ve ever seen.