Quoted Into the Personal-Website-Verse by Matthias Ott (Matthias Ott – User Experience Designer)

Also, don’t hesitate to write about little ideas and observations that might seem too small or unimportant to share. We all have our unique perspectives and even the smallest experience is worth sharing.

This is so true.  Everyone brings a different perspective.  The view of someone completely new to a topic always shines new light.
Quoted Europe just voted to wreck the internet, spying on everything and censoring vast swathes of our communications (Boing Boing)

The copyright extremists have told us that internet freedom is the same thing as piracy. A generation of proud, self-identified pirates can’t be far behind. When you make copyright infringement into a political act, a blow for freedom, you sign your own artistic death-warrant.

Can’t help but feel that this is one set of laws that, in answer to Thoreau’s question, surely must be transgressed, en masse.
Quoted The Cybersyn Revolution (jacobinmag.com)

The current market for electronic products depends on planned obsolescence: old products quickly become outdated and unfashionable. But extending the life of our electronic devices helps to address the e-waste problem. Project Cybersyn showed that it is possible to create a cutting-edge system using technologies that are not state-of-the-art. It demonstrates that the future can be tied to the technological past.

Quoted Flying Blind (Logic Magazine)

Techno-utopianism isn’t the answer, in other words. Neither is techno-dystopianism. The internet once embodied our hopes for a harmonious future. Now it offers a convenient punching bag for our despair about the present. But technology doesn’t automatically generate justice or injustice. The outcomes it generates depend on who owns the machines, and how they’re engineered.

Utopia may never arrive. But technology can make the world more just—if we find the right ways to organize and operate it.

Right on.
Quoted An economy that works (CUSP)

Prosperity itself transcends material concerns. It isn’t just about earning more and having more. It has vital social and psychological dimensions. To do well is in part about our ability to give and receive love, to enjoy the respect of our peers, to contribute useful work, to feel secure, to have a sense of belonging and trust in our community. Prosperity consists in our ability to participate meaningfully in the life of society. All the things, in short, that had gone missing for ordinary people over recent decades.

Quoted A circular economy for smart devices

This report shows how companies across the mobile electronics supply chain can adopt a circular economy model to make money out of old devices, attract new customers around the world, increase brand loyalty, and cut manufacturing costs and risks. Doing so would also help to cut electronic waste, carbon emissions and resource use.

The report seems quite business-focused.  The intended reader seems to be businesses?  The environmental and social benefits seem to be presented as a side benefit.
Quoted From Smart to Senseless: The Global Impact of 10 Years of Smartphones

Design choices to extend product life include 1) material selection, i.e. whether the plastic or metal is non-virgin and is suitable for clean recycling, 2) accessible components, so that devices can be easily repaired and later disassembled, 3) availability of software updates, repair manuals, and spare parts.