.I.P. for D.I.Y.

From: Marvin Johnston <marvin_at_rain.org>
Date: Thu Apr 25 10:17:07 2002

The main reason for DIY is IMNSHO for the *fun* of learning. And that
will translate into the sheer joy of *doing*! The people *I* know who
extremely competent are also the same people who enjoy building,
tinkering, etc. On the other hand, most of the people I know who are not
extremely competent at building, tinkering, etc. *are* very good couch
potatoes. It seems to be a matter of motivation.

Andy Holt wrote:
> > I've been going to hamfest for a LOT of years and one thing
> > that I've noticed is that there's practically zero interest in
> > building stuff any more. Parts and tools that used to be very
> > sought after now go begging.

> I'll agree - but perhaps the main reason is that modern components are
> almost impossible for the home builder ... and only the odd few (Tony? :-)
> want to spend lots of time and a fair bit of money to build something that
> is usually less capable than a less expensive commercial product.
Received on Thu Apr 25 2002 - 10:17:07 BST

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