In order to reduce waste and fight
back against our ‘disposable’ society
by making the cost of repairing an
item more appealing than buying
something new, a proposal made to
Swedish parliament in 2016 calls
for tax breaks to be given when
people hire a professional to repair
things like shoes, clothes, bikes,
and home appliances. SourceSource 2
Evidently, Atari did bury its biggest mistake in the New Mexico desert.
Excavators have found copies of the 1982 Atari 2600 cartridge E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial — a notorious flop blamed for console gaming’s collapse a year later — in a dig at an Alamagordo, N.M. landfill on Saturday.
The highly publicized dig, which will be the subject of an upcoming documentary, appears to confirm the story that Atari dumped thousands of unsold E.T. cartridges at the site more than 30 years ago.
Plans to make a documentary will soon put urban legend to rest when game developer Fuel Industries will attempt to unearth the legendary remains of the E.T. Atari game cartridge mass burial of 1983. This week, the Alamogordo city council approved a contract to allow Fuel Industries six months to dig up the landfill. Oh the anticipation!