I, iPhone

In the spirit of I, Pencil, see this marvelous diagram of the complicated economic network that the iPhone is part of:

These are not maps in any conventional sense, but rather diagrammatic representations of the interconnected space of technology, capital, instrumental value, exchange value, social, and environmental impact that surround the device.

[Thanks to Kottke, who correctly makes the connection to Leonard Read’s classic essay.]


9:51 pm on May 16, 2010