Topic: Smart Phones

I Own 43 Slaves, According To Slavery Footprint, But Not Sure How I Feel About This

I Own 43 Slaves, According To Slavery Footprint, But Not Sure How I Feel About This

This month’s Popular Science features a website, Slavery Footprint, which allows you to calculate just how many “slaves” work for you—slave meaning someone who makes the items you own, usually under horrid circumstances. The site calculates an assortment of variables: clothing owned, food eaten and sourced, gadgets owned, jewelry worn, etc. The website even asks your gender and race, though it specifies that these variables have no effect on your score. It’s actually really enlightening—and scary. More »

Chasing Thirty: Bring Back the Landline

Chasing Thirty: Bring Back the Landline

When you’re approaching thirty, you find that for the first time your nostalgia is meaningful. Meaningful because you remember things from a legitimately bygone era and you’ve likely seen some major trends come and go. There’s a world that you knew that not only the children of today but also the nascent adult masses—the college co-eds and the interns—will never know. Take for instance the telephone. More »