By Jason Snell
February 28, 2019 2:48 PM PT
We Like: Fixing things!
I hear so much these days about how we live in a disposable society, and to a certain extent that’s true. Many of our devices aren’t designed to be repaired by the owners, whether it’s a smartphone or a car. And yet some devices still are repairable… and in the last few years I’ve come to love the combination of repairable products and the Internet.
A year or so ago my washing machine stopped draining and flooded a portion of my garage, which is where I work! It was not good. Fortunately the flood didn’t get too far, and we sopped it up with towels and ran fans, but we were left with the problem of a washing machine that didn’t work. (We ended up spending a few weeks clothes to the local laundromat, washing them there, then carting them home sopping wet to dry them in our still-functional dryer.)…