Friday, September 06, 2013
One aspect of sustainability has to do with not creating more waste than we can manage. That's why I perked up when I read about sustainability on the Why Open Computing Web site. They're not simply complaining or exhorting; they're doing something about it. They're selling laptops intended to be disassembled and repaired. They're selling laptops and desktops with software intended to be supportable over the long term; their page says "Remain up-to-date for a decade! Computers that last, at competitive prices. A radical, different philosophy!" Later they write, "We're convinced: the era of throw-away products is coming to an end."
They're not the first to offer computers with many of these features, but they are the first I've seen that have coupled the hardware and software features with an obvious intent to focus on sustainability and customer experience. Check them out.