DIY

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See also: Creativity | HOWTO

Acronym: Do It Yourself

Instead of letting others provide services to do the work for you for money, you can decide to do it yourself so that something new can be created that is original and self-made. DIY is considered to be a Good Thing similar to grassroots activism. One can decide to DIY for various reasons, even egoistical ones. Other reasons include to make a change for a better world or other improvement, to endanger a monopoly but also for profit, or to create one's own monopoly.

When people do it themselves as an alternative to commercial means the result is reduced labour costs and less taxation. When DIYing it is often useful to do some research, to read documentation and check HOWTOs so you don't have to re-invent the wheel, so to speak.

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