As the world’s largest technology manufacturers increasingly move toward creating products that are designed to be difficult or impossible to repair, Motherboard has started looking toward the margins of tech to find the people keeping older machines alive and running.
In the first episode of State of Repair, we visited the New York Times printing plant to meet Greg Zerafa, Jerry Greaney, and Chris Bedetto, who are part of a dying breed of machinists that keeps the newspaper's eight three-story printing presses humming and spitting out hundreds of thousands of newspapers every single day.
A week-long extravaganza of experimental short form videos.
We'll roll out a different pilot episode each day this week here on our YouTube channel and on Motherboard.vice.com. So go ahead and join us, and let us know what you think: firstname.lastname@example.org. Welcome to Motherboard's inaugural Pilot Week.