(Deep Fried Gadgets © 2012 Henry Hargreaves. Used with permission of Henry Hargreaves. All rights reserved.)
New Zealand artist Henry Hargreaves has deep-fried a bunch of gadgets in a delicious art series.
You say your hard drive is fried, but we'd be willing to bet it's nothing like this. To tell the truth, that would be difficult because, although it looks like New York-based Hargreaves has put a Macbook, an iPad, a GameBoy and a bunch of other tech through the deep-fryer, in reality, the gadgets are just foam-core models.
That doesn't really lessen the first impact of seeing them looking deep-fried, though.
The series is a commentary on consumption and disposability — a phenomenon that we think comes to the fore whenever a new iPhone hits the stands. Like fast food, we consume, then discard when the hot new thing hits the market.
We probably wouldn't recommend putting actual electronics through a deep-fryer. Aside from the dangers of overheating tech, it's better to dispose of your tech through a reputable e-waste service.