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The world's oldest clove tree

NomoneyNohoney
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The world's oldest clove tree

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Postby NomoneyNohoney » May 4th, 2022, 6:09 pm

https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-18551857

Huffing and puffing up one last flight of steps I find myself under a tree that was probably here when Shakespeare was alive....

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Re: The world's oldest clove tree

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Postby redsturgeon » May 11th, 2022, 1:36 pm

NomoneyNohoney wrote:https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-18551857

Huffing and puffing up one last flight of steps I find myself under a tree that was probably here when Shakespeare was alive....


I read this, and was outraged by the behaviour of the Dutch East Indies Company in creating and defend their monopoly.

For a similar story on companies using their power against the public good here is a youtube video on why light bulbs were made shorter lasting to preserve company profits. It then goes on from there to decry planned obsolescence in all things.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5v8D-alAKE

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Re: The world's oldest clove tree

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Postby servodude » May 12th, 2022, 12:01 am

redsturgeon wrote:
NomoneyNohoney wrote:https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-18551857

Huffing and puffing up one last flight of steps I find myself under a tree that was probably here when Shakespeare was alive....


I read this, and was outraged by the behaviour of the Dutch East Indies Company in creating and defend their monopoly.

For a similar story on companies using their power against the public good here is a youtube video on why light bulbs were made shorter lasting to preserve company profits. It then goes on from there to decry planned obsolescence in all things.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5v8D-alAKE

John


You'll have seen "The Man in the White Suit" ?


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