On November 3, Massachusetts voters will get to weigh in on Query 1, a proposal on the poll that will make the information on a automobile’s laptop out there to third-party restore outlets. This may change the established order—the place solely dealerships are allowed to entry that information—and current a giant acquire for proponents of the Proper to Restore motion. The RTR of us argue that customers ought to have the flexibility to repair, alter, and in any other case entry the interior workings of the expertise they buy, whether or not that’s a automobile, a vacuum cleaner, or an iPhone.
This week, WIRED senior affiliate editor Julian Chokkattu joins us to speak about Query 1, the present state of right-to-repair laws within the US, and what this ruling might imply for these of us who don’t dwell in Massachusetts. Within the second half of the present, we’ll share our personal tales and experiences with repairing our personal devices and kit.
Learn the textual content of Query 1 and the arguments for it and towards it at Ballotpedia. Additionally see op-eds from The Boston Globe and The Boston Herald. The College of Vermont’s policy on residence corridor Ethernet ports.
Mike recommends pan de muerto, which you should purchase from a Mexican bakery or simply bake yourself.
Julian Chokkattu may be discovered on Twitter @JulianChokkattu. Lauren Goode is @LaurenGoode. Michael Calore is @snackfight. Bling the principle hotline at @GadgetLab. The present is produced by Boone Ashworth (@booneashworth). Our theme music is by Solar Keys.
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