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A kidney, a kidney, a kidney for my phone

Posted on by Mike Evans

Experience of life does have some some advantages. The sad story of the young man in China who sold a kidney to pay for a new iPhone is a salutary, if extreme lesson.

We do things when we are young, including covering ourselves with tattoos, that we may later come to regret. As for a kidney, well, it’s only a kidney, innit?

So it will be with this guy, long after the iPad or iPhone has tarnished and gone to to the great recycler in the sky.

I pondered this when reviewing the typewriters I used to lust over in my youth (yes, I was a strange youth). What if I’d sold a kidney to buy a Hermes 2000? It was good, but not that good.

Hermes 2000, one of the best but not worth a kidney, even in 1963. Photo: Machinesoflovinggrace.com

Hermes 2000, one of the best but not worth a kidney, even in 1963. Photo: Machinesoflovinggrace.com

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