being middle-manned by software - Faiir Repair
Devices from Tractors to phones are being middle-manned by software and the intellectual property rights are being used tp stop people repair their own devices
This article on Fair Repair at Australia's ABC website about US farmers and tractors, having to havk their tractors software to repair their machines
theRegister covered this iin part with the article By Richard Chirgwin on 6 Jul 2017 at 07:28
European MPs push for right to repair rules - A smartphone should be as fixable as a refrigerator
It sucks that anything from aircraft to music devices are now dependent upon software for their functional operation - it does not provide a benefit to the user. machines and devices are being middle-manned by software.
There is also Software as a service coming that is to try to prevent fit-for-purpose legislation and bind people to the software manufacturer - doomsday to many.