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A question to ponder: does making a modular product necessitate compromising the feeling of a seamless and easy to use product?
The modularity of a product has a massive impact on it's circularity. Think repairability, refurbishing, reuse, upgrading (instead of planned or lazy obsolescence) and even ease of recycling.
Yet, could it be true that the products that are touted as beacons of usability - like many Apple devices - are designed as closed box, single monolithic products *because* that helps usability?
Could a modular product also have that same 'sexy' or 'cool' image?