Wintercow will be out to pasture for quite some time and will have limited engagement with modern electronics. He’ll try to post some pictures and relevant stories from his travels should they be appropriate. In the meantime, I just finished Adam Minter’s Junkyard Planet — highly recommended on many levels. Here’s a snippet from p. 228:
If you’re looking to avoid a hefty assessment on your imported scrap metal, you’re better off importing mixed metal than the pure stuff. Then, when it arrives at your Chinese warehouse, you assign a team of $15-per-day laborers to sort it out. That’s a cost, for sure, but less than what you’d be paying in taxes if you imported it as separated metal.
Happy Wandering to all of you too.