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Bloom Laptop Designed For Easy Disassembly 151

Zothecula writes "It's a given that we will one day be discarding our present laptop computers. It's also a given that e-waste is currently a huge problem, that looks like it's only going to get worse. While most of the materials in a laptop can be recycled, all of those pieces of glass, metal, plastic and circuitry are stuck together pretty tight, and require a lot of time and effort to separate. What is needed are laptops that are designed to be taken apart, for easy recycling – that's why a group of graduate students from Stanford University made one."
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Bloom Laptop Designed For Easy Disassembly

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  • Re:Easy recycling? (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Rivalz (1431453) on Monday November 08, 2010 @12:42PM (#34163074)

    They already require computer manufactures to meet certain epa guidelines for materials used. Why not just go one step further and force them to adopt a 5 point disassemble guideline.
    If a laptop can be disassembled by blindfolded a 5 year old Chinese child it passes the test.
    Still I just see this style of design as a natural step in the evolution of computers.

  • Buzzword Quotient (Score:4, Interesting)

    by mpapet (761907) on Monday November 08, 2010 @01:19PM (#34163554) Homepage

    The advertisement is a buzzword masterpiece. You only mentioned one of many flaws.

    The goal in this team's Ivy League education is to learn how to string buzzwords together to generate interest in fundamentally flawed ideas.

    Good to know the ruling class is staying busy.

  • by Petersko (564140) on Monday November 08, 2010 @06:34PM (#34168012)
    So they copied a very early Mac Powerbook design. I serviced them in the early 90's, and it was 15 seconds to disassemble - and it looked an awful lot like the breakout in the article.

    Go, Stanford!

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