Thinkin' about how games console companies and mobile phone companies sell you a hardware & software package with a finite 1st party support time frame but make it really fucking hard for you to use the hardware for whatever _you_ want to use it for.
Great, you sold me a console/phone with an OS! But once that becomes "old", and you later drop support its just a fucking brick that I can't do anything with.
Ffs, I bought it, I own it, why can't I run whatever I want on it?
I would even be happy for console companies to just not _actively_ stop you running your own OS/software.
You don't need to provide me an SDK and instructions in how to boot Linux from the SD card.
Just, don't make me bridge a connection on the main board, sacrifice a goat, enter A, B, X, Y and run a buffer overflow exploit to use my own freaking device as I wish.
I am mostly angry because its so wasteful to stop supporting devices and then they become just garbage if you can't easily repurpose devices for you own needs.
5 year old phone? Fuck you, runs code, but you can't run any modern apps, or do anything useful.
3 year old games console? Fuck you. No new games. Online services stop working in 2 years.
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