Author Topic: Repair Shops Arising to Fight Wasteful Consumerism  (Read 1373 times)

SirSavesaLot

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Repair Shops Arising to Fight Wasteful Consumerism
« on: March 17, 2018, 10:41:44 AM »
Saw this and thought others here would enjoy:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/15/can-we-fix-it-the-repair-cafes-waging-war-on-throwaway-culture

Would love to have something like this in my area.

I was also amused to learn at the end that "graft" has a much different meaning in British English vs. American English.  :)
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alanB

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Re: Repair Shops Arising to Fight Wasteful Consumerism
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2018, 06:18:52 AM »
Wow, I too wish we had that nearby, sounds like a cool place to hang out.  I do my best to fix everything, but I still have a lot to learn.

I did not know about the British version of graft.  So is this usage right:

"After years of graft, apple grafters succumb to graft."

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Re: Repair Shops Arising to Fight Wasteful Consumerism
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2018, 08:21:48 AM »
Man, that's got to piss off Apple.  They've been fighting to make stuff non-reparable for years.

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Re: Repair Shops Arising to Fight Wasteful Consumerism
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2018, 05:51:58 PM »
Excellent ! I do electronic repair work on side, requires quite a bit of upfront cost for equipment but its also a fun hobby for me. The surface mount parts particularly the 0201 components are a bear though at first, its quite a steep learning curve.

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Re: Repair Shops Arising to Fight Wasteful Consumerism
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2018, 06:50:27 PM »
Such a good idea. Wonder if that could work in my city..