Monday, April 28, 2008

How to make, do, fix everything

There is no shortage in the world of people and their respective websites that tell you how to do something. A few months ago I found a site that is actually created by Barnes and Noble, Quamut. I've been poking around on it. Very well-written, very dense, and the number of topics is incredibly broad.

The New York Times did a piece on Quamut with some interesting insights. I won't steal their thunder and will just provide the link: Instead, I want to focus on the generosity of these sites. In an effort to virtually "strut their stuff", experts are on-line writing out more how-to manuals than ever before. All for free. If you want to learn to play the guitar, fix a toaster, or hike the Appalachian Trail, someone (and likely many people) want to give you instructions, tips, tricks of the trade, and their experience.

Who says the world is a selfish place? Check out

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