Personal and Ubiquitous Computing

, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp 151–152 | Cite as

Obituary for a Fax

  • H. Thimbleby
  • M. Jones
Original Article


The continual failure of personal technology highlights the growing problem of obsolete, irreparable and non-recyclable toxic waste. Moore’s Law is a symptom of failure as much as a promise of better technology. Better design could avoid the problems.

Key words: Lifecycle design 

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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Thimbleby
    • 1
  • M. Jones
    • 2
  1. 1.Middlesex University (now at UCLIC, University College London Interaction Centre, London, UK)GB
  2. 2.Waikato University, Hamilton, New Zealand.NZ

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