Today everyone has a phone and would think nothing of taking several snaps of a part or a repair that needed to happen. In the hardware store those pictures are invaluable when purchasing the small parts that hold our lives together.
Also, the huge number of videos showing how to do more complicated home repairs is an awesome testament to our collective urge to get things done.
With the tech I do feel empowered to undertake more projects. However, the challenge then becomes evaluating the risk and calculating if there is epic failure how long until help arrives.