RE: Have We Entered a Post-Literate Technological Age?

Subject: RE: Have We Entered a Post-Literate Technological Age?
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2009 16:10:44 -0400

Mobile phones and toasters -- probably.

Cars -- certainly not.

Refrigerators are kind of a moot point. They can last for decades with
few or no repairs at all, so they don't *need* to be designed to be
repaired.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Lauriston
> Sent: Thursday, August 20, 2009 3:25 PM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Re: Have We Entered a Post-Literate Technological Age?
>
> That's quite true. When a modern car won't start, typically
> they have to hook it to a brand-specific computer to see what's wrong.
>
> On Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 12:16 PM,
> <Brian.Henderson> wrote:
> > Increasingly the manufacturers of machines do not design them to be
> > repaired, and so it is often cheaper and easier to throw the mobile
> > phone, fridge or toaster away rather than repair it."
>

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References:
Re: Have We Entered a Post-Literate Technological Age?: From: Ned Bedinger
RE: Have We Entered a Post-Literate Technological Age?: From: Brian.Henderson
Re: Have We Entered a Post-Literate Technological Age?: From: Robert Lauriston

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