Tuesday, August 01, 2006

The culture of repair

In years past there have been repairmen for almost everything here in the states. The handyman was once considered common, or so I am told. For most of my life, things seem to have been a bit different. Most home appliances are cheaper to replace than repair. Cars are one of the few things still worth repairing on a regular basis.

That's in the US. Apparently things are a little different elsewhere.

Jan Chipchase from Nokia seems to have done quite a bit of traveling, which has made it possible to put together a really stunning set of pictures showing the places in the world where repair work is commonplace.



Go check out the entire powerpoint file. It's fascinating to say the least.


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