Unfixable Computers Are Leading Humanity Down a Perilous Path
Circuit boards on display at an electronics repair shop in Nairobi, Kenya. Photo: Kyle Wiens
Ive been writing about Apple and the value of repair for the better part of the last decade. Repair is our mission at iFixit and it always has been. Even so, I didnt expect the scale of the public response when I argued last week that consumers should choose the hackable, fixable non-Retina MacBook Pro over its sleeker-and-shinier-but-locked-down sibling.
The debate has been contentious. Garrett Murray argues that repairability is ludditism, old-fashioned inertia dragging down forward progress. He believes that more compact devices will necessarily be less upgradeable and hackable.
Others said repair doesnt matter; consumers dont care. On some level, theyre right. If something... [via Gadget S]