Saturday, September 11, 2010
God bless Al Gore for inventing the internets. It sure makes life easy.
Had the old leaky faucet problem today. Now, I have no idea how to fix a leaky faucet. But, for the $100 bucks I save I am more than willing to learn.
Enter the internet. Now I am that old, but I do remember a time before the internet. If you wanted to do it yourself you had two choices. Talk to the guy at the hardware store, or get yourself a book. The problem in each instance is that while these resources can help with generalities, they are little use with your specific problem. The result is that it takes longer to fix your particular problem.
Not really anymore.
Just type "leaky moen faucet" into youtube and you get directed to an exact video as to how to fix your faucet. How to remove the cap, remove the retaining pin, and even how to take out the 1225 cartridge.
The internet is a wealth of detailed specific information. Information that will fix your problems. The business that get this will figure out a way to have people pay for this information. I would have gladly paid $20 for today's video if it was guaranteed to fix my problem. It's the guys that are still giving it away for free that are going to have a hard time of it.