Bisogna difendere il proprio diritto a riparare i propri prodotti – IEEE Spectrum

Link articolo originaleArchivio di tutti i clip: <a href="http://clips.quintarelli.it">clips.quintarelli.it (Notebook di Evernote).Why We Must Fight for the Right to Repair Our Electronics Pending U.S. legislation could force manufacturers to make repair parts and information available at fair prices Posted 24 Oct 2017 | 15:00 GMT By Kyle Wiens and Gay Gordon-Byrne Photo: The Voorhes The Consumer Technology Association estimated that residents of the United States bought 183 million smartphones in 2016. There are already as many TVs in this country as there are people. That’s a lot of electronics, and these numbers are just going up. On balance, all this technology is probably making our lives better. But there’s a downside, too: The stuff often malfunctions. Unlike the 30-year-old mixer on your kitchen counter that refuses to die, new technology—especially the smart devices with fancy, embedded electronics—breaks more quickly. That trend, confirmed by a recent study by the German government, applies not just to delicate products like smartphones and tablets but also to equipment we would expect to last for a long time—like televisions, washing machines, and even tractors. Manufacturers would prefer to sell you their latest models rather than repair your old electronics, so they work to make fixing their products too expensive or too impractical. It[...]

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