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Fairphones, language in the digital world and the useless machine

Fairphones, language in the digital world and the useless machine

We have ‘fair trade’ coffee and ‘fair trade’ bananas, so why not a ‘fair trade’ mobile phone? Bas Van Abel and his Amsterdam-based colleagues are busy perfecting a cell phone that isn’t made by exploited labourers. We also explore how and why new technologies are helping to reshape our language with Tom Chatfield, author of a new book called 'Netymology'. And finally we look at the concept of the useless machine with Brett Coulthard, CEO of the Frivolous Engineering Company.

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