Jul 8, 2021

Apple founder Steve Wozniak backs right-to-repair movement

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has issued a passionate endorsement of the right-to-repair movement, despite the company's opposition. "We wouldn't have had an Apple had I not grown up in a very open technology world," Mr Wozniak, its co-founder with Steve Jobs in the 1970s, said. Right-to-repair advocates say Apple is one of the fiercest opponents to expanding the legislation to cover consumer electronics. "When starting Apple, I could never afford a teletype for input or output. "How was Apple hurt by the openness of the Apple II?".Mr Wozniak left Apple in the mid-80s but revealed in an interview last year he was still technically an employee, receiving a weekly paycheque of about $50 out of"loyalty" despite having no role in the running of the business.

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