This month we are turning 5. That’s how long an average computer is used before it’s replaced. For us, the five year mark is just the beginning. But we cannot carry on without you. You can donate or show your support in other ways.
We are seeing hints that electronics repair is spreading and proliferating in both primary and secondary school, in Europe and North America.
We moved back in with our friends from 3Space, an excellent charity that provides space for other charities. But we’ll miss Makerversity, our home for three years, where we collaborated with great people.
We’re recruiting a couple of student leaders of secondary school age to help lay the foundations for a global student campaign against our throw-away relationship with electronics.
This narrative frame of “peak stuff” is particularly dangerous because it suggests we are overcoming global, future resource depletion like we *are doing* with ozone, or we think we already did with acid rain. It lulls us into a very false sense of complacency.