Getting Inside Our Gadgets: The Need For The Teardown

Getting Inside Our Gadgets: The Need For The Teardown
technology

The desire to find out what's hidden beneath the slick, impenetrable screens of our devices has a long history, and interesting motivations.

Dory Carr-Harris, PSFK
  • 1 april 2011

What is our growing obsession with seeing inside the technical devices that run our lives? Is the fact that most of us really have no idea how these little bits of plastic and metal meld together to create the gadgets that we can’t live without? Perhaps it is because they have come to play such a crucial and controlling role in our lives, that opening them up, dissecting them, rendering them powerless helps us to reaffirm our dominance over technology.

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