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Buying is borrowing

What is "ownership"?

I mean, when we buy a product, what does it mean to then "own" it?

Here's an interesting thought on what "ownership" means in a linear economy:

"You're basically borrowing a product on the way to landfill" [1]

This quote is from the founder of a new product business attempting to make laptops more circular via rethinking the product with repairability and modularity at the core.

Watch the video here



About the author

Barry O'Kane

Barry is the founder of HappyPorch. With 20 years in the web development industry as a programmer and agency owner, he has a preternatural ability to decipher the systems and processes code that holds many teams back from achieving their goals. Partners say Barry gets to the root of issues quickly and makes it downright easy to deliver good work.    

While he's unbelievably grounded, it's not uncommon to find him sailing through the trees as he paraglides his way round the world.