Audit: Government could do more in e-waste arena; Utah steps up

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  • RyanWhiting OREM, UT
    April 1, 2012 11:59 a.m.

    It will be smart to have e-waste centers available. Technology is always getting better and so people will always be upgrading. I think if there is effort put into educating people on how to properly dispose of old technology we can make a difference. Any efforts toward this are appreciated!

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    April 1, 2012 4:34 a.m.

    What do they mean Utah steps up? What do they step up to, adding to the waste and loss of valuable and still usable technology because some thing prettier comes along?

    I am a rank amateur about computers and their technology compared to an IT or engineer, but I am smart enough to know that there is no such thing as outdated technology, just out dated and lazy minds that don't know how to use it. The downsizing of technology also downsized mental aptitudes and ability to use and understand what it is doing.

    From the beginning in 1970's when Gates and Wazinski and Apple began their creation of computer technology nothing has changed except we have gotten dumber and disconnected to this technology and its abilities. We are not a nation of smart people, we are the monkey trained to push buttons to get a banana.

    It is astonishing no one appreciates the genius of this concept and how much technology they are throwing away when they discard their home PC. A phone is just a link to a computer someone else owns with all their information.