Interesting interview for nrp.
DIY laptop offers Apple-like looks with PC repairability - The Sydney Morning Herald
I was especially interested in the talk about the community store for hardware in the intereview.
That business model revolves around borrowing a trick from the tech giants, but with a twist. Similar to mega-profitable app stores, Framework intends to provide a community store for hardware. Users with Framework laptops (and, potentially in the future, other Framework devices) will have a place to go to buy anything they need to upgrade or repair their gear, while manufacturers will have access to a large audience that wants parts.
“If you look at Apple and Google, they’ve done exactly this on the software side of things. They’ve built app stores that are just these incredibly rich ecosystems of content, where anyone can access just almost anything they want, and developers get this huge install base of users,” Patel said.
“But then if you look at the hardware from both of those companies, they have none of those elements of community development, it’s just kind of bizarre.”