Yes, this is true, although we do fix most failures that occur with
computers, so not many of them end up going to recycling at nearly as
tender an age as some of the projectors we've given up on. What makes
that work, though, is we do a lot of it ourselves. The quotes you'd get
from the manufacturers to fix a lot of common problems on computers, like
cracked screens, are prohibitive, too. We just don't have the expertise
to diagnose and fix projector issues, unless it's just the bulb.
Brattleboro Union High School District # 6
School Information Technology Discussion <[log in to unmask]> writes:
>> It stinks, but we generally just buy a new one when one dies.
> But hasn't this same thing happened to various forms of electronics
>they've been invented?
> Every sizeable town used to have expert techs that fixed the tubes of
>and TVs. Now we just decide which model of new one to buy when they break.
> In NH, Nashua the school district used to employ several VCR repair
>They now have been long since fired when VCRs became cheaper and
> Once upon a time I made a good living repairing $2000-3000 PCs. But
>people struggle to live on the wages that have to be paid to repair ~$500
> It's the same issue with projectors and all sorts of other forms of
>"technology". Capitalism pushes us into worshipping money and these
>devices become disposable commodities in our throw-away society.
>"[W]e are witnessing the orchestrated destruction by the United States of
>very basis, the fragile scaffolding, upon which international human
>been built, painstakingly, bit by bit by bit, since the end of World War
>-- William F. Schultz, Executive Director of Amnesty Int'l.