Tuesday, September 28

Repairability

Apple, BI Commentary, BI Graphics, E-waste, energy, Environment, iPhone, Marianne Ayala, OpiniĆ³n, permalancer, Politics, Repairability, Science, Sustainability, Tech, Tech Insider, Waste

Broken tech is causing a mounting environmental disaster. It’s time for tech companies to give us the right to repair our stuff instead of needing to throw it away.

When an iPhone breaks, most people buy a new one because repairs are too expensive and difficult. During the pandemic, hospitals couldn't fix broken ventilators because they didn't have "authorized" repair technicians. As electronic waste piles in the streets, we need the right to repair our devices and to invest in technology that lasts. Katya Schwenk is a journalist writing about tech and surveillance and a contributing opinion writer for Insider. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. Load...