The Washington Post has published a really nice article about how a lack of repairability causes many of our devices to die so quickly and the impacts this has on our bank balances and the planet.
we have to push back against the marketing machine that makes an annual cycle of product updates feel like anything other than crass consumerism. […] We need to shift our relationship with technology.
Read the piece here:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/08/02/why-gadgets-die (possible paywall)
- https://archive.ph/PhF1A (no paywall)
It also features some of the research we did together as a community last year about the greenhouse gas emissions of consumer products (see the graph on laptop emissions in the article). Big shout out to @Kiki, @Mark_Phillips, @Mel_Abraham, @Monique, @Steve_Cook and @Stuart_Ward - having our work published in the Washington Post is a big deal!