We were talking today about the Wired article on synthetic diamonds. I’ve never been a big fan of the diamond industry’s (aka the De Beers cartel) tactics. Anil Dash, back in January, does a pretty good job of explaining why we can do without the current diamond “industry.”

In response to a print ad…

“Want your materialistic, easily-misled wife to stop being such a frigid bitch? Buy her a diamond! Did your husband decide to increase your consumer debt in order to buy you a pair of earrings that were mined at gunpoint by children in Africa? Reward him with grudging sex and a temporary cessation of your relentless nagging!”