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Bobbie Johnson has some interesting thoughts in his column on The Guardian where he wonders why we can't appreciate aging gadgets like we might appreciate vintage clothes or your cast-iron skillet.

Bobbie Johnson has some interesting thoughts in his column on The Guardian where he wonders why we can’t appreciate aging gadgets like we might appreciate vintage clothes or your cast-iron skillet. He says:

One thing technology manufacturers don’t do is design for deterioration. Of course, that’s not the same as obsolescence; it’s simply the concept that you can improve an item through wear and tear. With clothes and many other objects, we appreciate the value of aging. Leather, for example, is one material that gains character as it gets older. Denim too: hence the prevalence of pre-faded jeans on the high street these days.

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