The Bellingham Podcast
The Bellingham Podcast
Episode 222 | Revenge of Analog part 3

Episode 222 | Revenge of Analog part 3

Your right to repair and maintain you things...

Shipwreck - Seattle Times

SS Pacific and a map of location near cape flattery

Chris’ Analog Book Report - Three takeaways

“…the objective of automation is clear - it is to relieve body and mind of the burden of labor.”

Robert Hassan, Analog (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series) book

“For those companies that went remote in the pandemic, the debts accrued by their surrender to digital continue to mount: a debt of talent and creativity, of ideas, culture, and the interpersonal ties that make a companymuch more than the work it does.”

David Sax, The Future is Analog book

“The analog businesses succeeding today, despite digital competition, are those that have been able to really create and emphasize credibility.”

Arrigo Berni, The Revenge of Analog book

Analog Tools - Fix, Make, Create, Explore


Earnest Elmo Calkins - OG homie behind planned obsolescence or consumer engineering thorugh consumerism and advertising circa 20s


  • Sewing machine- Got a hole, need a patch?

  • Cricut machine

  • Drummel “rotary” tool

Household stuff/toys

Around Bellingham


iFixIT- mobile devices


Quality Assurance

AJ - Hodinkee | Watches in the Wild

Chris - Two alternative sites

  1. LibRedirect - Alternative websites for big tech companies

  2. - Up-to-date alternative websites for big tech companies, but self-hosted by folks around the world

The Bellingham Podcast
The Bellingham Podcast
Pacific Northwest aficionados, AJ Barse and Chris Powell are your hosts each week talking about their views and interests in technology, travel, gear and watches. Or, put another way, "PNW life and views from the city by the Salish Sea." The Bellingham Podcast is recorded in or on location in or around the City of Subdued Excitement, Bellingham Washington. This show is also available on-air on Bellingham's KMRE 102.3FM.
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