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IFixit loves new tech devices,
especially in pieces

Los Angeles Times, by Laura J. Nelson

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Posted By:earlybird, 12/25/2012 1:48:35 PM

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Jake Devincenzi was thrilled to get his hands on Google´s new Nexus 4 smartphone. He admired its sleek black case and large touch screen — and he couldn´t wait to tear it apart.(Snip)Devincenzi, a 20-year-old Cal Poly San Luis Obispo student, works part time for IFixit, a company that has less of a business mission than a manifesto: "Repair is independence. We have the right to remove ´Do Not Remove´ stickers." With the helping hands of technicians such as Devincenzi and repair guides written by volunteer tech experts, IFixit is tapping into

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Teaching others to fix the presumably unfixable: cell phones, tablets, computers. This is a terrific very American story about what college students can do rather than protest on the street about the 1%. I am a great DIY fixit person, so will be looking for their manuals. In the meantime, this story is great fun. Read on...

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: youngtexan, 12/25/2012 3:13:22 PM     (No. 9083234)

This is great.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 12/25/2012 3:45:33 PM     (No. 9083271)

What a great story. A nice change of pace from all the gloom and doom and whiny people with their hands out. These guys are real Americans in their attitude and work ethic.

And the notion of fixing things oneself? An idea whose time has come - again.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 12/25/2012 9:09:28 PM     (No. 9083534)

Great idea guys, but dump the Soviet Communist inspired logo and you may be on to something.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: rocket scientist, 12/25/2012 9:20:08 PM     (No. 9083552)

I have mentioned before that Obama strikes me as the kind of guy who if you hand him a screwdriver he wouldn´t know which end to hold. Not exactly a "Mr. Fixit" kind of guy.
Just a dummy who throws other people´s money at problems he creates and doesn´t care wheteher he ever fixes the problem or not.

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