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Oh yeah...it'll be a pity, them poor lumberjacks! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I really wonder what sort of environmental impact this'll have in the future.. sure, this may be great news for trees, but it almost seems as though this will be a sort of disposable product - simple to throw away and buy a new one once it stops working or breaks (certainly doesn't seem very flexible). I doubt it'll be all that biodegradable .. it kinda reminds me of those disposable cellphones.<br><br>
oh well.. just some random thoughts on the issue. perhaps it could turn out to be beneficial for the environment overall.
 

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OZ, that's the way of things.... they're so cheap it's easier/cheaper to just throw something out and buy a new one.<br><br><br><br>
It may also be like the "paperless" office that computers and information technology promised us..... we've ended using more paper than ever.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
They took all the Trees and put them in a Tree museum.<br><br>
And they charged all the people a dollar and a half just to see 'em.<br><br>
-<i>Big Yellow Taxi</i>, Joni Mitchell.
 

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Disposable cellphones?! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:">
 

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yeah i'm a little worried about where this technology could lead too. it's essentially going from what is technically a renewable resource (that of trees) to a non-renewable resource of stainless steel.
 

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Here's the story written by another site.<br><br><a href="http://www.nature.com/nsu/030505/030505-6.html" target="_blank">http://www.nature.com/nsu/030505/030505-6.html</a>
 

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I've been waiting for something like this to happen for a while. Ultimately technology is created to fill the desires of people and people like disposable products. That could be trouble <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/undecided.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":-/">
 
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