Kyle Weins founded online repair community iFixit as part of his work to campaign against “programmed obsolescence”. In a time when Toshiba is suing users for sharing manuals, and Apple makes it imperative to buy a whole new iPad just because a battery dies, iFixit’s mission — making thousands of product manuals and instruction videos available online, and providing translations, tools and tech support — becomes a surprisingly radical project. In addition, Weins is currently pushing for “Right to Repair” legislation in seven states. His motto: “If you can’t fix it, you don’t really own it.” To learn more, visit iFixit or read Can pop-up ‘repair cafes’ save broken gadgets and solve growing waste levels?
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Category: Sharing & Repairing