“Manufacturers of a wide range of products have made it increasingly difficult over the years to repair things, for instance by limiting availability of parts or by putting prohibitions on who gets to tinker with them. It affects not only game consoles or farm equipment, but cellphones, military gear, refrigerators, automobiles and even hospital ventilators.” Now, there’s a bipartisan push to make it easier for you to fix the stuff you own. NYT: The ‘Right to Repair’ Movement Gains Ground. (As a Jewish male, I’ve always been less concerned with the right to repair and more concerned with the ability to repair.)