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Fairphone questions: does anyone have any experience?

Is it worth it? Are there similar alternatives?

I love the idea but am put off by the slick 'silicon valley' style of their brand. Can their message be trusted? Why do they have different models and keep changing them (surely the ethos would suggest one model that is modular)?

What about alternative operating systems? Compatibility with old files? Compatibility with chargers? Longevity?


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“When Tesla’s bitcoin purchase policy was announced, the bitcoin cost of a Model 3 produced about 400 metric tons of carbon dioxide, compared with just 8.85 metric tons to make and drive the car over its lifetime.”

And they call this guy a genius. I have other words in mind.

Downing aircraft to pursue the arrest of dissidents has always been outrageous. It is the modern expression of Bush-era "extraordinary rendition" (international kidnapping by state agents), and should be opposed no matter the flag under which it occurs.

While many will read this sign and discard it as untrue, it is in fact more than true. If you don't believe it yet, check out this comment explaining how US police departments can now access videos from millions of privately owned home security cameras without a warrant:

Got this in the post today

The work @markhurst does on Techtonic is definitely educational.

Have a listen

If you missed today’s S’update on porting @heydon’s inclusive (progressively enhanced and accessible) tabbed interface component to Svelte, you can watch the recording on

(Also, sorry, audio seems to have drifted.)

#SmallTech #SmallWeb

My latest interview is with Dr Leonie Tanczer (UCL) the founder of the Gender and project, which looks at how IoT impacts on gender-based domestic violence and abuse.

In case you’re a person on here who’s still trying to get away from Twitter, I wrote a user stylesheet that might help you:

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