Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Mr Jalopy is my homeboy

Last week in China (where Blogger was mysteriously blocked) I saw a clip on TV about Mr Jalopy. Do you know this man? You should. He's at the centre of the Makers Movement - "people who believe that making things yourself or fixing things the things you already have is lots better than mindlessly buying new mass manufactured stuff". He's in the habit of acquiring old stuff at garage sales and then revamping it for modern use - like a big 1940s cabinet radio that he rewired to serve as an iPod dock. Inspired!

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