Whither our e-dross?
I write this on a computer. When the computer is no longer in my life, where will it go? Without more rigorous e-waste recycling laws in the United States, it could find its way to this community in Ghana, profiled in a recent New York Times photo essay. The description that previews the photos mentions the “unexpected consequences of shipping computers to the developing world,” but are we still no naïve that we don’t know what happens?