My words, thoughts and photos from a Swedish perspective

Send me a cable

This may look like a junkyard and it’s partly true. I spotted all these cords in a container the other day. My childhood days in the late 60’s and my teens during the 70’s probably made me allergic to photos with an obvious message about what to think or what not to think. This shot is, in a way, a photo of the same kind.

It has no obvious political message; it’s more about our environment. Of course we should not turn back time – only ask ourselves whether it is necessary or not. City life of today means that we are surrounded by systems and appliances. Many of them are useful while others are just making our lives extra convenient and relieve us from the responsibility to find out things ourselves.

A cord is usually made of copper. The process from ore from the mine to the copper wire has a certain impact on the environment. Since electricity is involved, the poles need to be isolated from each other too. The material used for this also has an impact on the environment. Still, there is no need for us to go back to the dark ages, but thinking twice should make a huge difference.

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4 responses

  1. The processes and the methods can be scary and so is the incredible amount of waste.

    21/04/2011 at 16:23

  2. Whoa… a lot of cable. Well said, Staffan, and I agree. Food, or rather, cable for thought.

    21/04/2011 at 22:24

  3. lol wired for sound.

    21/04/2011 at 22:42

  4. Staffan H

    Montucky: So true!

    Anna: They must be renewing all electric wiring during the renovation.

    imac: Indeed! 🙂

    22/04/2011 at 10:50

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