published on March 19, 2013 in life
If you are a fixer, just like me, then you will love it. It even has github page, where you may find it's text in markdown and other formats.
- If it’s broken, fix it! Because everyday practical problem solving is the most beautiful form of creativity there is.
- If it’s not broken, improve it. A small, clever tweak can improve how something works for years to come.
- Give your products a longer life. If we double the life of our stuff, we halve what goes to landfill.
- Fixing means freedom and independence. As a fixer, you don’t need to worry about wear and tear. Nothing stays new, so forget perfection.
- Resist trends and needless upgrades. They fuel our throwaway culture.
- Don’t let companies treat you as a passive consumer. Every time we spend money, we vote for the kinds of products we want to see succeed. Buy products that can be repaired.
- A fixed thing is a beautiful thing. Every fix, whether skillful or improvised, holds a story.
- If you have an idea, start small and make it good. If it’s right, it’ll grow from there.
- Nurture your curiosity. Keep trying things you’ve never tried before. It’s good for your brain and your soul. Don’t be afraid to fail — it makes success all the sweeter.
- People are infinitely diverse. Products should be too. Everything can be improved or customised.
- Disposability is a choice, not a physical characteristic. Plastics aren’t evil, but we’re using them wrong. Treat them with respect.
- Share your ideas, your enthusiasm and your skills. If you’ve found the joy of fixing, pass it on. It’s a gift for life.