Our inability to tolerate material brokenness inundates us with debris. Unique to our time and culture is the preoccupation with the cost of waste disposal, the phenomenon of automobile graveyards, and odysseys of barges towing garbage out to sea. As computers rapidly become obsolete, to be replaced by new and ever better models, I read that we face a crisis: what to do with the millions of tons and cubic feet of discarded and now worthless technology.

Margaret Guenther, Toward Holy Ground