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Written on December 28, 2004, and categorized as Secret and Invisible.
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This is an in fact an “E-Waste” mountain composed of old PCs, mobile phones, and redundant electrical goods. Only 15% of mobile phones are recycled in the UK out of 15 million handsets replaced each year. Aside from the danger from dumping cadmium and mercury in landfills, the gold and plastic that can be recycled is often thrown away.

The post-Oil Age landfill miners, burrowing in to find and extract precious materials no longer available, will be glad of this iBook. Or maybe I will maintain it as a treasured relic, like a steam-driven phonograph, saying to my incredulous great-great-grandchildren, “Yes, we used to have to TYPE words letter by letter ! Hard to believe now…”

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