Rugs from plastic bags

I just read on Digg about Ugandans creating baskets out of plastic bags. While this might be a new thing to Westerners, it’s not new to me. When I was a kid my mother would get plastic bags, cut them in very thin strips and then she would knit rugs out of them. They served us very well as door mats. Each one would have a life time of about 3 months, but they are really fast to knit (about 1-2 days). When I saw that picture on the article, a kind of nostalgia of my childhood emerged (yes, we were poor).

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Buttshit wrote on October 27th, 2007 at 10:31 AM PST:

You are reaaaaallllly fucking boring. And as far as nerds go you have really bad taste in technology.


Dimitar Uzunov wrote on October 27th, 2007 at 11:46 AM PST:

North Pacific gyre (wikipedia) thats where the plastic ends up according to some :-).


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Eugenia wrote on October 27th, 2007 at 12:30 PM PST:

Buttshit, thank you for coming over through the openmoko link, having read my opinion about it and make you pissed, and then reply the above. That’s why Linux weenies never create anything usable. They spend more time evangelizing and fighting back people who are not in the same line as their opinions, instead of actually fixing their shit and innovate.


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