Here's a tacit reminder from an abandoned coal plant in Hagerstown, MD, that today's priced tech is just tomorrow's decay... and in other news, raise your hand if you want a shiny new phone! [Photo from Zero1o1's Flickr via boingboing]
Abandoned Coal Plant: Well, That's Depressing
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We’ve all had that moment. Your smartphone battery is running low, and you’re desperate for some juice. But just how desperate have you gotten? Desperate enough to plug your phone into an NSA charging station? Because some people are seriously facing that choice right now.