This is important enough that I'm just going to post a short lil something about it... but thank my blog sistah for bringing it to my attention.
Consciously Frugal: Tuesday's Tip: Stop Upgrading
The metals that are used to keep us in a constant flow of obsolete gadgets (think: cell phones, digital music players, laptops)... are mined in horrible conditions in Third World countries like the Congo. We need to rethink our "need" if it finances death and mutilation.
Study up on this. It matters.