Even before I joined Android Central, I’d been wanting to get my hands on a Fairphone device. I’ve followed the company’s story over the past few years, and have been both inspired by its courage and leadership and left completely aghast at just how unsustainably the tech industry as a whole operates.
That’s true of most industries of course, but because this is the field I’m passionate about and cover for a living, it was particularly sobering to learn just how unfair and unsustainable the tech industry is overall. I likened this awakening to my first reading of The Jungle by Upton Sinclair, in that in learning about the Fairphone story, I got to truly see how the sausage was made, so to speak — and I didn’t like it one bit.
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So it is with that background that I was delighted to…