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(The DIY technology movement)

Title Author, etc. Medium Topic Library Description
Makers: The New Industrial Revolution Chris Anderson Book Makers Wired magazine editor & author Chris Anderson describes a new industrial revolution: entrepreneurs, using open source design and 3-D printing, bring manufacturing to the desktop.
Makers Bob Parks Book Technol. KSC Subtitled 'All kinds of people making amazing things in garages, basements, and backyards'. A spin-off fron the 'Make' web-zine site.
  • Hackerspaces (or hacker-labs) are workshops where people interested in technology can get together and, well, play. The article says that, worldwide, there are at least 1000 of them.
  • 'MAKE' magazine is a web-zine aimed at the 'maker' subculture.
  • This Wiki article on the 'Maker' culture provides a good introduction to the subject.
  • The NoiseBridge hackerspace (in SFO) is an example of a non-hierarchical organization that runs well, and whose members are high achievers.

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