Fixing Things

October 15, 2012

fascinating article reports on a young company that’s working to help people fix things (including electronics like iPads) in order to reduce environmental impact:

iFixit—a fixture on Inc. magazine’s list of fastest-growing US firms …sells tools and parts and provides free, crowdsourced manuals showing how to repair everything from smartphones to bikes and coffeemakers. At last count, there were more than 6,000 photo-heavy how-tos on its website, two-thirds of them generated wiki-style by the company’s global community of around 50,000 fixers.

Check out their cheeky-yet-practical self-repair manifesto below:

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