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Built in obsolescence.
What, if anything at all, are governments around the world, especially in developed countries, doing about the well known practice of built in obsolescence?
Impossible to prove perhaps, but the practice is not only unethical towards the consumer who handed over hard earned cash for the latest, designed to fail soon enough gadget, it is surely adding to our global environental catastrophe in a very big way.
My Lenovo Ideapad is several years old. The F key on the keyboard mysteriously stopped working. The cost of repair quote is almost the same as buying a new laptop. That is hardly a coincedence. There is no water or other liquid damage, I prised the key off and no sign of corrosion underneath on the contacts.
I believe that this malfunction was somehow built in.
The repair guy says I can complain all day, that this is also what they do with mobile phones, and to change a microphone in a modern phone, you have to change half the casing.
It’s good for the repair guy, but bad for us. And the environment.
Why should we NOT complain?