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Appropriating power June 11, 2007

Posted by François in cannibalism, creolization, frontera, power.

A while ago, Kathleen Diga sent this great picture she took in Mozambique, just over the border from South Africa. The person living there had appropriated (i.e. ‘stolen’) this solar panel from a cell phone tower on the over side of the border. The picture is a bit fuzzy, but the tag at the bottom appears to read “WARNING – this is the property of Telkom”, with the Telkom logo. The panel is skillfully angled to catch maximum rays, and connected to a battery that powers its new owner’s stereo (and perhaps their phone charger as well?)

Another great battery appropriation is this portable, personal, pedestrian music system sent by Nyaki Adeya. It may well be where Apple’s designers got the inspiration for their iPod…
(I don’t have any source information for that picture.)



1. alain - August 26, 2007

The Ipod pic came either from my blog:
or from Cedric’s blog. I myself got it from Cedric’s blog and posted it back in January 2007. The picture was taken in a village in the Democratic Republic of Congo. I’ve got another pic of a stunt car posted a while ago on my blog. Chech it out and I promise you’ll lol

2. Ecologie Umana - August 30, 2007

Cool man. This man is in Abuja

3. oyun - November 11, 2010

Please anyone give me some information on calling to dakar senegal,
is their anyway to communicate via/internet or mobile to this location.

4. amazon - October 23, 2014

What’s up, just wanted to tell you, I loved this blog post.
It was practical. Keep on posting!

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