This is a short, non-teaching post inspired by Ken Wilson’s blogpost a few days ago, “The Human Cost of Being Connected”
In the back of my mind as I walk down the street and when my mind wanders as I stare at my keyboard looking forward inspiration, I have sometimes thought about how my computer got made. I’ve usually thought back to my high school chemistry days when I learned that plastics are basically hydrocarbons made from crude oil. I’ve often wondered what was going to happen when the oil runs out because lots of people think about the cars, the planes, the trains, etc. but I always thought about the plastic.
Well, now I’ll be thinking about something else as well, thanks to Ken Wilson’s article. It won’t stop me buying computers or upgrading my phone, but I will keep a closer eye on it and I hope you will too.