At first glance, the Framework laptop I’ve been using for the past week isn’t unusual. It’s a rugged and stylish machine that runs on Windows and borrows its look from the Apple MacBook.
Still, it’s one of the most ambitious tech products of recent years. And the fact that it feels like a revolutionary upset is a sign of how far we’ve dropped things.
Because some framework boxes never include Apple: Drivers. Unlike almost every technology I’ve ever purchased, this laptop is disassembled, tampered with, and above all, begging for storage for as long as possible.
A framework is a product designed to be repaired rather than scrapped, betting on a change in attitude towards what the “ownership” of a device really means.
Call it “Trigger broomLaptop. Like the 20-year-old sweeper of the Sonia and Horses character, “This old broom had 17 new heads and 14 new handles at the time,” separating all component parts and as needed. Can be…