If It's Not Broke, Take Is Apart to See How It Works

Why does everyone always ask me to fix thier stuff? I guess I'm not smart enough to say I don't know how. If it worked before it should work agian. Does anyone else have a problem walking past new things without taking them apart to see how they work? How do most folks sleep at night not knowing how things work? I always seem to be in trouble for for asking why.

aviking aviking
2 Responses May 16, 2009

i still have trouble leaving thins as they are, i bouht a new laptop monday, it is currently in about 100 pieces, nothing wrong with it until i got to my toolbox. In my house if something is broken my they usually say "it's been Mike'd". not fair as i do fix it..............eventually

Taking apart a brand new laptop is *******... AWESOME. I've noticed that I not only take things apart to find out how they work, but I also don't appreciate my things as much, until I've torn it to shreds and rebuilt it myself. It's to the point that I will never just buy a desktop computer - It's too unfulfilling. I buy all the individual components and throw together my own custom system (even if it's equal to an average pre-built one - that's not the point). I'm currently on my 2nd computer that I built, and I will also build my 3rd, 4th, 10th, even 50th one.

When I was a kid my dad would start to cringe when I would start a sentence with "Wow this toy has magnets in it." Or look at all the colored wires. Toys were not fun unless you could take them apart. Watches were only cool after they were in a 1000 little pieces.