Death of Televisions

Interesting numbers from Treehugger:

704.9 million — That’s how many cathode ray tube (CRT) televisions have been sold just in the USA since 1980, according to the EPA. 42.4% — How many of those TVs are estimated to still be in use. 23.9 million — Number of CRT TVs that will be thrown out in 2008, adding up to an estimated 711,029 tons of televisions. “Numbers for end-of-life TVs have been over 20 million per year since 2005, and are expected to go up to almost 25 million by 2010. Compare this to 10 years ago, when the numbers were closer to 12 million sets disposed of per year. “…

Don’t Bite this Apple!

No one is all right OR all wrong. (Ok, maybe the latter wouldn’t hold up, but no one is all right, right?) Not even Apple and Steve Jobs. Wired admitted last week, that they were wrong about some tips they had offered Apple in 1997.  In another interesting piece on March 18, Wired also acknowledged that Apple’s success may, at least in part, be due to ways they don’t fit in with silicon valley wisdom.

But I’ve got to think that Steve Jobs got it wrong here.  Apple’s CEO says that the various methods of electronic delivery of book material, from Amazon’s Kindle to e-books, to other resources is all a waste because “the fact is that people don’t read any more.”

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