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In a Tekzilla interview, Kyle chatted with Patrick Norton about why repairability of the iPad is important for the world. He outlines some of the complexities of the e-waste issue: on the one hand, shipping used electronic goods to Africa means that the components, if not repairable, may be recycled in dangerous, toxic ways such as open burning. But those used goods also create jobs—repair jobs, used electronic retail jobs, remanufacturing jobs—and can help pull people out of poverty by giving them access to the awesome informational power of the Internet.

Video below.