Reply 20 of 54, by TheAbandonwareGuy
gerry wrote on 2023-03-07, 15:06:
i think this, the litigation and the 'personal data' thing are the biggest drivers then, alongside of "we have a process that mu […]chinny22 wrote on 2023-03-07, 12:11:
I get with new law and regulations it's harder for businesses to give away stuff, wanting some certificate to say it was disposed of in a secure and environmental way. I suspect that certificate isn't worth the paper its printed on but hey as far as the business is concerned they have done the correct thing!
i think this, the litigation and the 'personal data' thing are the biggest drivers then, alongside of "we have a process that must be followed because we have a process"
the result is vast amounts of useable computers thrown away, vast amount of working toasters/kettles/microwaves/food processors/radios and many more working electronics are also thrown away
think about what an average family gets through, if you're older then think through all the goods you had as a family from youth until now, very few of them became that much more advanced year on year - only early on. Even a 10 year old PC is fine for online, definitely wouldn't have been the case in the year 2000
most of my PC collection are either giveaways at a personal level, bought from charity or simply kept from new by myself!
off topic but the same will happen to automobiles in good working order over the next decade or so, just because they have gas engines
They can take my 2005 Mercury GM V8 when the pry it from my cold, dead hands. The last of the true American 4-door, body on frame, V8 sedan. No fancy computer bullshit, not even traction control. Its the last of the most pure form of automobile, IMO.
Electric cars as a concept, I'm all on board for. What I'm not down for is cars with heavy internet integration, subscriptions for heated seats, lockouts to prevent self repair or unauthorized repair shops from working on them, tons of proprietary bullshit, etc.
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