John C Daley wrote:Talking of Desk top computers they are the ultimate in reusable and rebuildable.
I find lap tops are not worth it by comparison, particley when you can upgrade just about any desktop with bits from the warehouse, sure it helps to know what you are doing, but plenty of nerds have been keen to guide me over the years.
r ranson wrote:I've got four sewing machines from the 1910s and 20s as spare part machines in case my main one ever breaks. The old sewing machines are so easy to repair but parts are few and far between.
Jarret Hynd wrote:Even in the 90's most of my friends had an old Singer somewhere in the basement that still worked. I wouldn't mind having a hand-crank model around. Are there certain parts of old models that are liable to break or need repair often?