> Just realized some logic can actually be found. Wear and tear requires spare parts for cars - not that much for phones.
except that the law was not just about replacement parts, it was also about modifications (theoretically upgrades)
how common is it to hear the open source software vs closed software debate being compared to buying a car with the hood welded shut.
It's exactly this 'hood effectively welded shut' situation that the laws were passed to block
>> The same cycle will need to happen for phones and computers.
> You wish.
we are already seeing signs of rebellion with people getting devices that the vendor won't upgrade to the latest version. Then there is the entire "jailbreaking" or "modding" movement from people who are not part of the opensource community. Let this grow a bit and I do fully expect that there will end up being laws passed saying that once a person has fully paid for a device they have the explicit right to modify the software on that device.