Computer Junkyards Essay by Primo

Computer Junkyards
A paper on the ethics of computer disposal.
# 8663 | 845 words | 2 sources | APA | 2002 | US

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This paper discusses the ethics of discarded computers in relation to the philosophy of John Stuart Mills. It looks at the environmental issues of disposal and Mills' theory of usefulness. The author contemplates the value of upgrading our computer system instead of exchanging it for a totally new model.

From the Paper:

"Computer trash is certainly becoming a problem for societies everywhere. Some people try to make use of them by creating art, but that is a miniscule use of the millions of old computers one can see set out for the garbage men or dumped behind computer shops. Society is creating computer junkyards. And it is developing in to a very serious problem for the environment. John Stuart Mill would ask to see proof that this was an environmental issue. Thus, accordingly, there is proof."

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