Ran across this a few minutes ago while perusing odd and interesting nooks in the net. :-)
"Fixing is the unsung hero of creativity. And it really shouldn’t be. It’s the most common, humble and beautiful form of creativity. Let’s wear that belief proudly. Let’s notice and celebrate these little everyday triumphs, and help others see their value. We made this to fuel the conversation about why a culture of fixing is so important."
This fits us to a T- square!
The Fixer’s Manifesto is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Go nuts.
So remix away with Sugru's lessing
Great find, Doc! This certainly jives with DP culture.
~ FIXERS ~ OF THE WORLD UNIT!
Always thought of myself more as a ~ Tinkerer ~ or a ~ Shade Tree Mechanic ~, but I guess "Fixer" works just fine as well. Always found it rather odd that there are so many folks out there that can't figure out which end of a screw driver to use. (Even within the highly mechanical oriented trades that I practice!) Modern manufacturing certainly doesn't do much to dispel this. Everything is designed to be fully disposable or can only be worked on by "Technicians" armed with "Specialty Tools". Me, I just see that as a challenge to be overcome. What's the worse that can happen? You can't fix it so you have to replace it anyway? So, at least you gave it a shot! And if you do succeed, there just ain't nothing better than seeing the amazed looks on folks faces and feeling the pride of a job well done!
Maybe if more folks took the time to try and fix things we can force the manufacturers to stop adding to our landfills. The next time you buy something, take a look at it and see if it can be repaired when it goes bad. If not, look for another manufacturer's product that can.
Your parents and grandparents were Fixers. So too can you be!
A GREAT find, Doc!!!!
Can we have a motto?
Like "TO THE WRENCHES!" in Latin or something?
How about "MAKE IT WORK!!"
Motto: defined- "A short sentence or phrase chosen as encapsulating the beliefs or ideals guiding an individual, family, or institution."
Examples can be found online - Motto at Motto.biz has many lists but I find them to be more like quotes.
Now a Coat of Arms have mottos (note - family crests do not have mottos) may be more what we are discussing. for example Dum spiro spero means "While I breathe, I hope" in Latin and is generally attributed to Cicero. It is a motto of various places and families.
Here are some famous mottos from coats of arms.
so are we trying to come up with a motto , and if yes then what for - making? diselpunks, this manifesto?