In our age of throw-away everything, the the Ball Mason Jar should serve as a revelation. Something to be reused repeatedly, passed down the generations even. When was the last time you used something 50 years old to store food? I did, and just last night. The Ball Mason Jar wold seem to be a constant in that all too ethereal world of food production; it should serve to play the same idea with all our things.
Am I suggesting that a handheld or a stereo should be functional after fifty years? No, but shouldn't something at the very least be able to be re-engineered and re-employed? If the half life of an electronic device is 2 years, what does that say to our attention spans?
We are meant for far greater, we are meant for more.