A new "green notebook" by Apple…how long does it last?

I put forth this question not necessarily about apples notebook but as something you should consider if you are a earth friendly individual. What you have to consider more than ever is language. You have to be aware that terms like "green" or "clean coal" or "organic" can be used just as much to sale a product as much as it can to tell you what the product or company is actually about. With any company selling you "green" products have you considered that making you buy a new phone or notebook every year or two or even suggesting you should means you are contributing more waste then necessary. This is especially true when it comes to electronics that are hard to dispose of in a "clean" way that doesn't affect the earth. When you are considering "clean coal" you MUST consider the fact that making coal clean-er doesn't not make it clean, it is a term made up to sell you on the technology and make sure that you don't question what is going on. I've seen cigarettes on sale as organic because the leaves harvested to make the cigarettes were grown organically. Does that make the cigarettes any less deadly or is it a way to "sale" you in this new sustainable world? The essence of being independent is what we call "doing the work" translated simply it is thinking your way through and not being "sold" on what something is or isn't. Cars should be built to last, the same is true of computers, cellphones, and any other product. A true quality product is the kind that hardly if EVER needs replacing. Be sure you know what's what and think past the products being sold and consider what's being told.

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Rai-mon Nemar is an independent lifestyle advocate and the founder of LEGENDmag. With a background in music, coupled with more then 12 years of being an entrepreneur, Rai-mon is a forward-thinking progressive who's life work is synthesizing the independent aesthetic and creating a community for "indies". Visit his blog IndieGuy and follow him on twitter.