17 Jul '12, 2pm

The DIY Ethic and Creating Technology Independence

The DIY Ethic and Creating Technology Independence

Most of the energy and materials consumed by a device is consumed during the manufacturing process, called embodied energy . The more disposable or irreparable a company makes a device, the more of the planet's resources are sucked up into the industry, as is the case with replacing not only a battery but several other electrical components of the laptop's top case. DIYers and local repair businesses are both ways to extend the life and minimize the impact of devices -- if they can actually work with a device. So it is part of the environmental responsibility of manufacturers to make their electronics accessible to anyone.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/gadgets/diy-ethic-creating-tech...

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