The growing right-to-repair movement tackling throwaway tech culture

Net Results: Consumers fed up binning costly devices due to manufacturers’ restrictions

In the EU, the right to parts and repair information is, for now, limited primarily to third-party repairers, not consumers. Photograph: iStock

In the EU, the right to parts and repair information is, for now, limited primarily to third-party repairers, not consumers. Photograph: iStock

On the day my San Francisco household got its first computer, my housemate started to unscrew the boxy beige casing. An Apple Macintosh that cost over $2,000 in the late 1980s, our new machine was the costliest purchase either of us had made.

“What are you doing?” I gasped.

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