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Submission + - Electronic Environmental Waste

Anonymous Coward writes: "Dr. David Suzuki, a well know Canadian environmentalist, says there ought to be a law against planned obsolescence. He uses the case of the plethora of of power bricks and battery chargers that we accumulate over the years. Having dozens of them myself, I have to agree ! After all, why do I need *another* 12VDC 1A power brick ? I only have 6 of them already ! I'd love to see a law whereby every manufacturer is responsible for reclaiming their devices once consumers are done using them. They could, after all, afford to ship the product to us. They could surely afford to take it back, right ? http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Science/Suzuki/2007/03 /07/3709705-ca.html"

Q: How many IBM CPU's does it take to execute a job? A: Four; three to hold it down, and one to rip its head off.

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