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> If you can't fix it, you don't own it.

Repair:
- Is better than recycling
- Saves you money
- Teaches engineering
- Saves the planet

ifixit.com/Manifesto

@orbifx "Fixing things is often free" venant d'un site qui vend les outils de réparation, il fallait l'oser :)
A part ça, je suis bien d'accord avec eux.

@OlafOlafsson @orbifx ben t'es pas forcé de racheter des outils à chaque fois :p

@Technowix @orbifx on tombe sur un paradoxe : pour rentabiliser tes outils, il faut tomber en panne plusieurs fois, ce que tu as plutôt envie d'éviter par ailleurs ;)

Ou alors mutualiser les outils, bcp mieux !

@OlafOlafsson @orbifx ou alors quand t'es le mécano du coin, tu les rentabilisent vite

@orbifx There finally is ethical consumption under capitalism

@orbifx There are some good thoughts here, but coming from a private, profit-making corporation this seems rather obviously self-serving.

@Alrescha
If it's serving the greater good, what does it matter if it serves them too?

@orbifx I guess I'm not willing to accept the message "it's for the greater good" without considering the source - a multi-million-dollar corporation with a vested interested in making repairs.

@orbifx Counterpoint: owning things is bad, and so is having to learn all the skills needed to run a technological civilisation for yourself. Fix things for other people if you enjoy it. If you don’t, then find another skill and offer that.

@orbifx REMEMBER: it goes Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. in that order. recycle is the least ideal while still being acceptable.
@orbifx
I do this...I've got junk that looks like hell, yet here I am communicating with everyone...with taped up junk
@orbifx
Haha...well laziness comes into play when fixing your own things, sometimes you leave a button hanging (for example) when you should mount it on the case...or you leave a lever hanging on a machine that should be bolted on a bracket. We could use the word "custom" because usually other people can use it because there is always a trick to make it function as originally designed...just a couple extra steps. This is the price of freedom...or perhaps it's more the price of laziness 🙂 ...but I'll let the reader use their imagination to decide the proper labeling (which is a human thing - "labeling")
@orbifx
Haha...well laziness comes into play when fixing your own things, sometimes you leave a button hanging (for example) when you should mount it on the case...or you leave a lever hanging on a machine that should be bolted on a bracket. We could use the word "custom" because usually other people can't use it because there is always a trick to make it function as originally designed...just a couple extra steps. This is the price of freedom...or perhaps it's more the price of laziness 🙂 ...but I'll let the reader use their imagination to decide the proper labeling (which is a human thing - "labeling")
@orbifx But what if the new thing is faster, bigger and last but not least, shiny?

@orbifx Say what you will about USSR, but back then in Russia all electronics came with schematics as a part of usual paperwork, exactly to make repair easier.

@ronane is not a machine, we shouldn't apply mechanistic thinking to it, but I get your point.

Democracies are in dire need just now, but it might just be part of their nature to move between instabilities to find new norms.

@orbifx still, maybe it's better that nobody "own" democracy ^^

@LPS regulation here would be nice, but kinda hard to implement. As far as ideals go, I prefer aiming for people's awakened thinking.

@orbifx I'm not quite so optimistic ... I think most people operate on a more instinctual level and behaviour changes due to external factors. Basically if it's cold you put on a coat, too warm take it off. By passing local bylaws that prohibit the use of or taxing single use products, businesses will simply go the next available/cheaper option. Which if you do it right would be reusables or recycled products.

@orbifx
But entropy causes chaos and one must have chaos still to give birth to a dancing star :blobcat:

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