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The Virtues of Time Over Money


The Brazilian newspaper A Tarde interviewed me about Street Use. Their question: does the street use of technology impact the poor differently than the rich?

My answer: “Everyone tries to personalize technology. The poor have time but no money; and the rich have money but no time. So the poor use their time to modify technology and the rich use money to personalize it. I always find what people do with time more interesting than what they do with money.”

Below: A door I saw in India made with rough wood in a mud-brick house. No money, lots of time.

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Posted on September 28, 2007 at 5:46 pm | comments