If the enemy does not surrender, they destroy him. It seems that this principle is guided by the Washington state authorities considering a bill banning manufacturers from producing difficult-to-repair equipment, which is to prohibit companies from developing and producing gadgets that make it difficult for independent repairmen to diagnose and fix the defect, which we also constantly encounter . It is enough to recall the batteries permanently glued to the case, or molded cases, or software that specifically makes the gadget work more slowly. The authors of the bill believe that electronics manufacturers do this on purpose, because the more it breaks, the more consumers will have to buy a new one. If this law is passed, technology manufacturers will be forced to radically change their approaches. There will no longer be anything like Essential Phone smartphones or Microsoft Surface Book 2 tablets, from which even experienced craftsmen will be horrified. However, you should not hope that the times will come back when the technology has served for years and has not broken, because the multibillion-dollar system that feeds the economy to a large extent is based on the constant purchase of new smartphones. This is quite a serious measure, especially considering the introduction of similar bills in 12 states which in the first month of 2018 another 5 states managed to join, including the state of Washington, which showed the toughest approach. If this law is adopted, then its entry into force can be planned for early 2019.