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Originally Posted by island911 View Post
Cell phones too? What if you can do your job with an ipad* and cell phone in lieu of a commute?
*Okay, yeah you're right, the ipad is a toy, so how about a notebook PC and cell phone in lieu of a commute?
Maybe use a different, low-tech battery technology for cell phones and laptops that...God forbid...we might have to charge a little more often.
There's a relatively miniscule (but fortunate) percentage of of the workforce that are able to use only mobile devices for work and totally avoid commuting anyway. And unless they never venture too far from their homes, they'll eventually need a vehicle to get around. If we're serious about energy independence, we might need to consider giving up a few of these frivolities, like iPads, that we now take for granted and allow the limited supplies of exotic materials, like lithium, to be used more productively.
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