The first rule to tinkering is to save all the parts.
Black holes are the last vestige of civilizations obsessed with tinkering. - Kane Freeman
[I]t kind of terrified me to imagine myself spending the rest of my life tinkering on the margins of the small arguments. - Lawrence Lessig
Your faith in Homo technologicus -the Tinkering Man- has one fatal flaw. It offers you no escape clause. - David Brin