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buying replacement for broken tech, no-buy, consumerism, tech 

So our tablet broke because I threw it on the floor. We use it almost daily to stream videos and music. So I've ordered a replacement after researching for two days, and I just don't like it. I hate that I can't repair it!

It's disgraceful how we (as a society) accept this! Products that can't easily be repaired and waste sooo many resources. >

buying replacement for broken tech, no-buy, consumerism, tech, dystopian 

> And yeah, I know it comes with miniaturization, but not necessarily! There have been projects like most famously Googles Project Ara. But there are others, like those here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modular_

But it's way too easy for tech companies to push us as users to jsut buy the sleek and shiny new stuff.

Until we run out of resources on a wasteland of a planet.

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buying replacement for broken tech, no-buy, consumerism, tech, dystopian 

And I know it comes from wanting to maximize revenue. And I know it's capitalism.

Which doesn't mean it HAS to be this way.

Because... This has to change. We as a society and as individuals have to care more, laws have to be put into place to make this kind of wastefulness unattractive and *expensive*. Cause money is the only language those corporations understand.

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info sources: human rights, capitalism, tech, dystopian 

Gosh, and now I'm going down the rabbit hole to all the human rights atrocities connected with tech.
Gods!!!!

I'll just share some links to some sources. If wou'd like to join me in my rabbit hole:

enoughproject.org
goodelectronics.org/
ethicalconsumer.org/technology

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buying replacement for broken tech, no-buy, consumerism, tech, dystopian 

@TQ it was only in 1990s this happened, until then everything even small equipment often had circuit diagrams, service manuals, spare parts available.

This chap who is our parents age (76) repairs and restores the tech from his own youth, which is still going strong..

youtube.com/user/meisterjambo/

re: buying replacement for broken tech, no-buy, consumerism, tech, dystopian 

@vfrmedia @TQ In the 1980s there was still a lot of repairable technology around. TV sets could be repaired. Even the 8 bit home computers were somewhat repairable. But if you broke your fancy digital watch which displayed the time in New York and Tokyo then that was usually not repairable.

buying replacement for broken tech, no-buy, consumerism, tech, dystopian 

@TQ if you want to buy a tablet based on its repairability I suggest iFixit, which gives repairability scores to a lot of tech after attempting to take them apart and put them back together.

buying replacement for broken tech, no-buy, consumerism, tech, dystopian 

buying replacement for broken tech, no-buy, consumerism, tech 

@TQ While we tend to replace when they break, we do try to keep things working as long as we can... and then try to find a way to repair the old ones as spares and backups... Well @geekylou more than me, since she's better at that sort of thing.
You may still be able to get it some sort of functional, as long as you aren't in a rush to do so now you have a new one coming.

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