The folks over at Make Magazine, one of my very favorite do-it-yourself websites, put together this maker's bill of rights -- simple design elements that would make repairs much more convenient (or at least possible) on commercial products.
What do you think? If repairs were easier to make, would you want to crack open your DVD player? Is this bill of rights idealistic or unrealistic? Would including ease of repair as a design element encourage the do-it-yourself ethic?