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February 6, 2024 // Web version //

TimeMachiner. Tech, culture, nostalgia. By Aaron Crocco
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Read to the end for a post about Tech Elitism.

I've been under the weather for a couple of days, so this issue is a short one. I apologize for only having one story for you today. Next week's edition should be back to normal.

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Right to Repair’s Moment to Shine
The ability to fix your own stuff is the core of Right to Repair. The movement to compel companies to provide parts and schematics that enable people to repair the stuff they buy has been in the works for many years. Small wins were gained as a few states passed RtR laws, New York being one of them. And while there were some bumps along the way, Right to Repair is having its moment. It also helps that Apple and Google have gotten aboard. Maddie Stone at The Verge has more. Signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom, the Right to Repair Act guarantees everyone access to parts, tools, and manuals needed to fix their electronic devices — something industry-backed research shows can reduce both waste and carbon emissions but which Apple, the world’s most valuable company, has aggressively lobbied against for years. At a recent White House event, Apple even pledged to honor California’s new law…
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