You know all that crap that’s listed on the back of your smartphone and tablet?
It looks something like this:
A jumble of letters and words, an FCC symbol, and instructions to not throw your electronic equipment into the trash. It’s ugly, and generally a waste of space. But luckily for us, it’s time to say goodbye to that mess.
In what feels a bit like a holiday gift, the government has passed the E-Label Act, a bill introduced by Senators Deb Fisher and Jay Rockefeller. The bill is meant to save time and resources building products, transferring the information from the back of the gadget to the software itself. Plus, as our gadgets get smaller (smartwatches!), there will inevitably be less and less space to fit those labels, ID numbers, etc.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!