The Story of Electronics (2010)

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electronics The Story of Electronics, releasing Tuesday, NOVEMBER 9, employs the Story of Stuff style to explore the high-tech revolution’s collateral damage—25 million tons of e-waste and counting, poisoned workers and a public left holding the bill. Host Annie Leonard takes viewers from the mines and factories where our gadgets begin to the horrific backyard recycling shops in China where many end up. The film concludes with a call for a green ‘race to the top’ where designers compete to make long-lasting, toxic-free products that are fully and easily recyclable.

Our production partner on the electronics film is the Electronics TakeBack Coalition, which promotes green design and responsible recycling in the electronics industry.

And, for all you fact checkers out there,

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25 Responses to “The Story of Electronics (2010)”

  1. burchinator Says:

    Every one of these …
    Every one of these “story of stuff” videos is an over-simplified, over-dramatized, sensationalized exaggeration.

  2. movcrit Says:

    I still don’t see …
    I still don’t see any evidence of “purposeful” design for obsolescence from the link or the video. I can see the claim and the comment but no citations or links for evidence.

  3. xPAINISFREEx Says:

    This bitch is …
    This bitch is crazy, how she turns Moore’s Law into a bad thing is BEYOND logical.

  4. Quasi84 Says:

    Moore’s Law is …
    Moore’s Law is about the amount of transistors that can be fit into chips. He only made a speculation which people see as a law. “Design to last” is sand is the gears of capitalism, so it will be hard to reach the goal since growth is only thing the capitalists want.

  5. hobbit2245 Says:

    Good luck ruining …
    Good luck ruining the world. Capitalism is the most powerful force for good the world has ever seen.

  6. democraticcreativity Says:

    You are concerned …
    You are concerned about Planned Obsoloescence?

    You want to get active?

    Democratic Creativity has started its first project! It is Planned Obsolescence! We invite you to get your junk out of the basement and present it with all its beautiful defects in the plain light of our screens. Let’s show the industry a kind of inverted advertising…

    Check out our channel and its playlist named “Advertise Your Product of the Day”.

  7. zaneyuri333 Says:

    Just as long as …
    Just as long as they go with the flow, they’re happy with it and of course are blinded by it.

  8. zaneyuri333 Says:

    Change, change, …
    Change, change, change. It’s easier said than done. Not only those profit-driven managers want things to be “designed for the dump”. There are also common citizens who want it that way. People always like buying new things and brag whenever they have what’s latest. Even if electronic gadgets were durable, still a lot would dump them just to get what’s trending. Our society nowadays is composed of people who simply don’t care about the environment.

  9. fjgajardoo Says:

    We need to change …
    We need to change the producer´s habits of production but we also need to change our habits of consumption… There are responsible entreprises who made innofensive products for the environment, but these products are of course more expensive (the costs are internalized in the production). So, in order to avoid greater costs for our environment in the future we have to assume costs in our consumption today. Consume less and better… (Sorry for my english but it’s not my native language)

  10. TheBowmango Says:

    This isn’t at all …
    This isn’t at all bias.

  11. KaKaGaNu Says:

    this is why i hate …
    this is why i hate capitalism and become socialist

  12. nnq1992 Says:

    tra hay ti ji` ma …
    tra hay ti ji` ma cung xem

  13. mycollegeshirt Says:

    pretty sure moores …
    pretty sure moores law, he only said that would be certain for the next ten years which he said over thirty years ago, he never meant for it to go indefinitely, its just become this self fulfilling prophecy, where designers are told by managers to reach a certain point in two years and they do herculian feats to do it, and are credited little because of the law

  14. braileyyay Says:

    your videos all …
    your videos all make me realize things I have never known about!!! Thank you soooooooo much!! And also, I agree with sndravt1, you should really run for prez, you would sooooooo win.

  15. MrLittleredbelly Says:

    still using mine …
    still using mine too. its a lg shine, lost its shine but not its function.

  16. AndreisEntaro Says:

    This is only true …
    This is only true of the products you buy from companies like Apple. If you take the time to study the problem you are trying to solve with the electronics you buy and research the products available, you easily find products which are: feature rich, durable when properly cared for, and either up-gradable or built to solve the problem for the life of the device.
    The real issue is that too few people understand today’s electronics enough to know the difference between quality and polished crap.

  17. NYhippie543 Says:

    I used my previous …
    I used my previous phone for 6 years.

  18. ingramjulian Says:

    you got Moore’s …
    you got Moore’s law wrong… other than that, good vid.

  19. albertescamilla Says:

    does she have any …
    does she have any videos of her visiting these countries?

  20. e12icaphoo Says:

    “Design for the …
    “Design for the dump means making stuff to be thrown away quickly. Today’s electronics are hard to upgrade, easy to break, and impractical to repair!” -serious problem that many people should be more aware for.

  21. mmille10 Says:

    I saw this in The …
    I saw this in The Story of Stuff as well. Why does she get rid of the stuff she bought 18 months after she bought it? That’s 1-1/2 years. I use stuff up. I don’t hold on to it forever, but I try to make it last a while, like 4 years, or longer. I like the idea of “greener” electronics that pollute less, but I don’t think everyone can afford that. If customers demand it, the electronics companies will offer models that pollute less, but don’t shut out lower income people.

  22. syko82 Says:

    Stop capitalizing …
    Stop capitalizing every word. It’s like every sentence is the title to something

  23. NuclearWizard Says:

    The government has …
    The government has the school system for better control of the population. The electronics aren’t going to kill us and if you think they are then stop using your computer.

  24. punkprincesspurple Says:

    3:01 Justin Long <3
    3:01 Justin Long <3

  25. UpHooked Says:

    \shows this society …
    \shows this society is and people only want for themselves. They do not care for anything or anybody else.

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