Mobile on the blink: let’s treat our phones like we treat our bikes

I woke up today and the HTC Desire I have been using since December – in its fourth year of service – flickered and then the screen went black. I’m time poor. What do I do?

Why we care about measurement – introducing our Fixometer concept

People love to get their gadgets fixed. There is absolutely no doubt about it. But what we would like to more clearly demonstrate the environmental benefits to repairing.

The Power of We, consumers of e-stuff

We have started to notice what we call an increasing ‘disquiet’ with the way we consume technology. The iPhone is the most common trigger for this feeling, but it is symbolic of greater unease with short lifecycle of e-stuff, sandwiched by concerns about production, supply chains and then disposal. You know it’s serious when one […]

#Firstworldproblems

  This project originated from discussions at the ICT4D meetup in London. ICT for “D” (d meaning development) is a term that started gaining momentum in recent decades, although people have been using communications technology for development since the advent of smoke signals. Ugo and I have both worked extensively in places where communications technology can […]