Is tinkering with technology the new DIY? Can it represent a form of protest, or be subtly subversive, political or even trying to make a better world in a very practical, direct way?
That’s the question we pose in the new issue of E&T, in our ‘rise of the maker culture‘ edition – available online now.
DIY repairers suspect companies of, at best, paying no attention to repairability in product design or, at worst, deliberately making repairs difficult while building in obsolescence. Are those who dare to tinker the new revolutionaries of consumer electronics, bringing power back to the people?