“Tinkering, however, is not just the art of repairing what is broken. At its heart, it is a playful activity, tinged with a measure of risk, but absent any great consequences.”
Freddie Luchterhand-Dare ~ Senior Strategist at Landor
A Rude Record early February blog post opportunity.
Our tinkering tenacity at Rude Record and Mend It, Australia has grown stronger as a result of meddling bureaucrats enforcing restrictions on our rights to participate in our local community. i.e. if you don’t become a formal volunteer [under our control] you will not be permitted to play with the others.
We find it troubling that many of the bureaucrats making decisions for our local communities do NOT actually live or play in them. We chuckle at the thought of a bureaucrat asking us to fix something for them. They would not dare!
Refer to the link at the end of this blog post. This may happen to be the best article on tinkering that we come across for 2018. Time will tell. Us RUDE Guys just had to share it, because it’s very well written and covers some interesting points, related to repairability in the digital age.
From the article as follows, and us RUDE Guys could not agree more:
“But it seems the long-silenced tinkerers are finding their voice again. A series of ‘protest’ movements are gathering pace globally, pushing back against this notion of ‘obsolescence by repair prevention.’ Far from niche, their call has increasing gravity. A loose army of consumer advocates, repairers and ordinary individuals – in other words, owners of all kinds of devices, from microwaves to toys – are now coalescing. “
“Of course, the complexity of some appliances (think a photocopier) has always been beyond the skills of the average spanner-wielding person.”
RUDE Boy had never fixed photocopiers in his life. Decades ago, he took a job troubleshooting, servicing and repairing them for a year, saving the day for many frazzled office workers. Oh, and he can wield a mean spanner too, and does not take kindly to bureaucrats, who haven’t got a clue about tinkering, telling him what he can and can’t do.
Beat The Man and keep developing your tenacity for tinkering.