APPLE CO-FOUNDER PROMOTES ELECTRONIC WASTE REDUCTION

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has supported the Right to Repair movement, which has more and more supporters around the world. Proponents of the movement are asking lawmakers and companies to make it easier to repair devices that will reduce electronic waste.

– We wouldn’t have Apple if I hadn’t grown up in a very open technological world. It is time to support the Right to Repair movement, Wozniak said in a message to Right to Repair advocate Louis Rossman on Came, a site that allows ordinary people to pay celebrities for a short message.

Whose computer is it

Apple is considered one of the movement’s biggest opponents because it allows repairs only by its authorized technicians and does not provide spare parts or repair information. The company justifies this with safety and points out that a different way of repairing the device would be extremely dangerous. But Wozniak, who left Apple in the mid-1980s, points out that there are other reasons behind this decision.

– Companies prevent the right to repair because that way they have more power and control over everything. Probably in the minds of many, power is equated with money and profit, but consider whether it is your computer or a company’s computer. It is time to start doing the right things – the famous engineer pointed out.

Wozniak recalled his childhood when, as he says, each device was like an open book. Everyone who had more skills could repair broken radios, televisions, while young people in this way gained self-confidence, became creative and gained motivation to develop skills. Apple itself would not be possible without the right to repair.

– When we started, I couldn’t afford a teleprinter, it cost like two cars. But I had a TV and it served me as an output device. I was not forbidden anything that I needed to build a computer and show the world that the future of personal computers is in the keyboard and TV. It all came from the ability to fix things, to modify them. It is time to support that even now – Voznijak pointed out.

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