Design for Serviceability


Some of those presents you unwrap this week will break at some point, and most of those broken items will end up in the trash because it is just about impossible to repair them yourself or find someone to do it for you. Furthermore to save on manufacturing costs and make the items cheaper they are put together in a way that makes them almost impossible to open or replace parts. Peter Kinne at IDFuel does an interesting comparison between an older iMac and a bicycle- two extremes of serviceability. ::IDFuel