Here’s the manifesto of iFixit.com, the ‘repair revolution’. I like it. Being able to repair things, as well as being very satisfying, keeps things out of landfill and saves money. I’m a bit rubbish at fixing things, although I’ve had a go at taps and bits and pieces, and I’ve fixed a dead Xbox 360 last year after following video instructions on Youtube.
I would like to be better at it, and in the future we will all need to be. The throwaway culture can’t go on forever, and there will come a time when we will need to value our possessions more highly.
The Self Repair Manifesto also reminds me of what is still probably my favourite book of the year, Matthew Crawford’s The case for working with your hands.