A law that guarantees population access to information and parts for repairing electronic equipment: This is what the movement for the right to repair wants to achieve.
Steve Wozniak spoke enthusiastically about the issue during a video broadcast on Cameo, a site that pays celebrities to deliver a short message in response to a request from activist and YouTuber Louis Rosemann.
Businesses are opposed [au droit de réparer] Because it gives them power and control over everything.
The Apple co-founder firmly believes that it is not possible to start a business without access to electronics at an early age.
I have no restrictions on building a computer and showing the world that the future of personal computers will be a keyboard plugged into TV., He hit.
It all came down to the fact that I was able to fix everything, modify them and run them on my own.He added.
Steve Wozniak, who left the company in the 1980s, attributed the success of the Apple II computer to the suitability of its case and the fact that it came up with schematics and drawings to modify it as needed. In his opinion, this computer was the only source of profit for Apple in its first decade.
The now 70-year-old computer scientist adds that it would be nice to offer companies this option, which would bring significant benefits.
It also highlights the personal pride that comes with a successful home renovation.
You can solve a lot of things cheaply, but it is more valuable to know that you did it yourself.
As he passes, he appeals in favor of workshops that train young people in programming, a
Inspiration for a creative mind like hers, In his opinion.
Where is the right to compensation?
Steps have already been taken for the right to repair around the world. In the UK, spare parts for home appliances and televisions must be provided.
The U.S. is also seeking to recognize this right, as 27 states have considered legislation related to compensation, in alliance with the USPRG, a public interest research group.
Apple is doing badly in this regard, Allegedly programming its equipment expiration date When their repair is limited to their own technicians, or the warranty no longer exists. For example, the tech giant refuses to provide replacement parts and information about ways to restore the iPod and iPhone.
In Quebec, he is a law professor at Sherbrook University Its students were encouraged to present a bill in the National Assembly To prevent planned expiration. Anyway there is this suggestion In 2019, the government rejected it.