Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Jul 2017 17:07 UTC
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"We must reinstate the reparability of all products put on the market," said Parliament's rapporteur Pascal Durand MEP: "We have to make sure that batteries are no longer glued into a product, but are screwed in so that we do not have to throw away a phone when the battery breaks down. We need to make sure that consumers are aware of how long the products last and how they can be repaired".

Parliament wants to promote a longer product lifespan, in particular by tackling programmed obsolescence for tangible goods and for software.

This is a very noble goal, but I am afraid that in many product segments, this ship has sailed. Does anybody honestly expect, for instance, smartphone makers to go back to screwed cases and removable batteries? I would love if they did, but I just don't see it happening.

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RE[2]: Well...
by Luminair on Sat 8th Jul 2017 02:28 UTC in reply to "RE: Well..."
Luminair
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You failing to make progress in your country is not EP's fault. I hate to break it to you but everyone shares responsibility.

Europe is not and should not be an actual dictatorship. You need to fight for what's right, including repairable hardware.

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