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tarabrabazon's podcast


May 19, 2011

The iPad 2 is the archetype of proto-obsolescent technology.  It embodies Thorstein Veblen's phrase 'conspicuous consumption.'  Yet there is one company that makes iPad cases built on the bookbinding tradition.  Dodocase, based in San Francisco, provides a reminder to users of new media platforms that skill, care and history must attend any decisions about rapid obsolescence and wasteful consumption.