segunda-feira, 9 de maio de 2011

Os enormes riscos associados à electrónica

Pressente-se no ar, na internet, na política um empenho e apoio ao nuclear. Na minha óptica a troco de democratização das consolas e LCD e parafernália de gadgets electrónicos. Leiam então este dossiê e perguntem a vocês mesmos se vale a pena "debater" o nuclear? Estas geringonças (Ipad, Ipod, a variedade de telemóveis, LCD, consolas, etc) serão mesmo, mesmo necessárias?

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