Self-Repair is Radical

Zero Waste Millennial

This was a poster that was hanging up at a local electronics repair joint here in Vancouver. (It recently was voted best computer repair shop in the city!)

I really am digging the last point, though: if you can’t fix it, you don’t own it. This is the way I’ve felt about computers my whole life. I grew up around tech junkies who have been building their own computers for probably longer than I’ve been alive. It’s also why I’ve never felt comfortable with the idea of owning an Apple product: the warranty is void if you so much as take a peek inside! A computer that I build with my own hands and know-how, that I maintain and care for, and use day in and day out, is a special thing. It’s the new animal husbandry, in a way. That’s not to say that I shouldn’t take it to…

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