09 Mar '12, 2pm

Don't You Know that Grandma's the Fix-It Girl?

Don't You Know that Grandma's the Fix-It Girl?

© Jodi Spangler Jodi Spangler has worked a lot of interesting jobs. She climbed telephone poles for a while in Michigan (until she fell off a pole from twelve feet in the air). She also drove a school bus in Southern California's Fullerton School District for three years. Most people don't get into computer repair by driving a school bus, but Jodi Spangler is definitely not most people. From School Bus to Mac Tech In 1983, she was offered and accepted a job driving a school mail truck in the morning and receiving textbooks in the library in the afternoon. The library had recently purchased a bunch of new Apple II computers, and the man Jodi replaced became the library’s computer repair tech. When the library was slow, he would show her a little bit about the computers and explain some of the fixes he was doing. Jodi was paying attention. One week, he left to go on vacation...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/gadgets/dont-you-know-grandmas-...

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