If there’s an apocalypse, zombie or otherwise, I desperately hope the internet stays up and running. I say this having just this morning diagnosed why a sewing machine wasn’t sewing.
Given that the sewing machine was about… 1980s vintage, this is not as simple as it sounds. Check the manual? Ahahaha, like the original manual has survived the past decades, moves, random acts of violence….
(I’m actually not sure if the machine’s owner ever had the manual. Who knows?)
But some brave or foolhardy soul or souls out there has scanned, PDF’d, and posted a whole slew of old appliance manuals. So if you search on a PFAFF Synchrotronic 1229, you can find the manual. And print it. And use it with some amount of head-banging to start figuring out what the problem is.
Diagnosis: bad fuse. Further diagnosis from sewing store: probably due to machine needing its yearly oiling, ’cause PFAFFs are fussy that way.
(I don’t use the thing, I just troubleshoot it. That happens to me a lot, because apparently logically isolating problems and breaking them down until you arrive at a solution is not something a lot of people I know do. Why….)
Point of all this being, our current society has scads, nay zillions, of various devices one might wish to maintain/run/try to get running under emergency conditions. And there’s no way any one person can remember all the little pieces. So… we need ways to look stuff up.
If the internet is down in an apocafic – gentlemen and ladies, forget the zombies. Things just got ugly.