Friday, January 30, 2009

The Other End of the Spectrum

It would probably be helpful to read and analyze the 'anti-wear' perspective. What is appealing about disposability, aside from novelty and fashion? Karim Rashid, in an 2003 interview:
I'm a big believer in a disposable society. I think that one day we won't own anything. I think eventually we'll throw out everything all of the time. And I think when we develop a perfectly cyclic system, then we'll be able to do it without guilt.
He is (or at least was) a certifiable technocrat. Let's hope that 'perfectly cyclic system' arrives sooner that it seems like it's going to - because that's a whole lot of guilt.