Dark side of computing

As we were discussing with fabien, the dark side of computing may lead to new fossils in the future. See this atrocious dump in Lagos, Nigeria.

(Picture © Basel Action Network 2006)

It's from the Basel Action Network, a very important NGO "focused on confronting the excesses of unbridled free trade in the form of “Toxic Trade” (trade in toxic wastes, toxic products and toxic technologies) and its devastating impact on global environmental justice".

Why do I blog this? I tend to blog and reblog this kind of picture to be reminded of what is the other face of technology, the one we do not know, we do not perceive (apart from old tv set thrown in the sidewalk that we sometime see in cities). It seems that emerging tech (pervasive computing) take the same path.