It's about time the "greens" started exerting pressure on manufacturers who deliberately make products which are difficult or impossible to repair. In today's world where we're all encouraged to recycle, why are manufacturers allowed to do exactly the opposite? Whereas I do appreciate a portable device that's lightweight, this obsession with thinness (Macbook Air and Ultrabooks) is imho just crazy. Add another couple of millimetres and make it repairable - and advertise this as a selling pooint - and it could improve sales, but no, it's style and fashion (another eco-hostile industry) that are all-important. Is there any manufacturer willing to stand out from the crowd?
One reason I don't like Apple products is because they're the classic eco-hostile company, even to the point of avoiding having memory card slots or removable batteries so that to upgrade, you have to dispose of your existing iPod, iPhone, iPad or whatever and buy a new one - totally wasteful of resources.
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