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Mother Jones Profiles Do It Yourself Repair and Recycling Gurus at iFixit

Behind the scenes at iFixit, where DIY repair is more than just a business, by Dashka Slater, November/December 2012 Issue

  • iFixit – a fixture on Inc. magazine’s list of fastest-growing US firms—aims to change that assumption. It sells tools and parts and provides free, crowd sourced manuals showing how to repair everything from smartphones to bikes and coffeemakers. At last count, there were more than 6,000 photo-heavy how-tos on its website, two-thirds of them generated wiki-style by the company’s global community of around 50,000 fixers. (Millions more use the site but don’t contribute content.)”
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