Apple’s new iPad is apparently both ‘magical’ and ‘revolutionary’, at least according to Apple. People stop and stare when they see one in the ‘wild’. Friends have started to tell me that they ‘need one’. Meanwhile, Christmas is coming, and the pressure to consume is growing with each passing week. Many of us will spend the weeks leading up to Christmas, running around like headless chickens, on a mission to buy all of the presents on our Christmas lists.
But where does all this stuff come from? For most of us, the answer to this question begins and ends with ‘the shop’. Whether online or High Street, we purchase products without considering where they really come from. And when we throw them out and buy the latest phone/notebook/iPod, where do our once beloved products end up?
The point is that we rarely consider where our Stuff comes from, and where it goes once we find something new to play with. For those of us who are curious about how the system works, check out the above link, the story it tells really is revolutionary.