Makers: The New Industrial Revolution
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Makers should be read as an extension of Anderson’s idea of “the long tail”. In specific, he is building on the first condition for a long tail to exist. i.e. democratization of the tools of production which enables everyone to become a producer.The idea is that today there are far more and cheaper options for design, manufacture, and funding if you want go into the manufacturing business.As such, all these ideas have been discussed at length in The Long Tail, but here the focus...more
Makers is about the future of inventing and...more
3D Printing. Digital Design Files. Open-so...more
Working in the world of public libraries (which Anderson mentions as the originator of the Long Tail) I was interested to see what he has to say on the Maker front. Several public libraries have put together "...more
I didn't know much about the Maker movement. I'm familiar with Etsy. I know what a 3D printer is, and that they are becoming more and more affordable. What I didn't think about was...more
Dans ce livre, vous découvrirez que les valeurs et le dynamisme du web sont en train s'étendre aux activités industrielles, des bits aux atomes. Anderson nous entraîne dans un voyage passionnant dans ces entreprises innovantes qui pourraient bien cha...more
I'll be honest and admit I didn't read the whole thing - I set it down halfway through. Was going to read all of it before panning it like this, but decided it wasn't worth the time. Anderson's lack of understanding of the economists he tries to draw on to make his points just became too...more
This book provides a view of an incipient cottage industry that I had only been peripherally aware of before. The author, the editor at Wired magazine, describes the new phenomenon of 3D "printing" in which parts can be inexpensively fabricated by anyone with a PC and access to a 3D printer or printing service. This encompasses more than just layered printing of simple plastic objects; it includes laser cutting and fabrication in many kinds of materials. Practitioners include everyone from hobby...more
He's really good at taking an emerging trend and packaging what makes this interesting and important for a specific audience. (Business people and the management crowd.)
He's got some quality first hand experience as an entrepreneur in the emerging maker economy.
He has a well polished style of writing that is clear, accessible, and interesting.
This is an important subject covered with care and love.
He's an advocate. Anderson i...more
Read this book if you want to see a glimpse of the future. Ignore it at your own peril.
What I don't like: I am not neccesarily that interested in the DIY culture. And he went on and on about it. The author has a way of saying the sam...more
1. Maker's Premium exists: Consumers value products more highly when they've had a hand in its creation. Opposite to most common sense, people would actually pay more for things where their own sweat was on of the ingredients. It doesn't matter if they are actually creating or assembling from a kit. Examples: cake mixes, IKEA.
2. Custom-made manufacturing key to sustainability. (No transportation costs, little waste because you use only the raw material you need).
3. 3-D printers...more
Han får med väldigt mycket i sitt svep över skapare.
Han plockar med crowdfunding, hackers, remixare – men boken handlar allra mest om 3d-skrivare. Det är väldigt spännande att läsa hans tankar om utvecklingen. Det inspirerar och får åtminstone mina tankar att flyga.
Han får det att låta så enkelt. Komma på idén på morgonen. Rita...more
Makers is an important book in the same way that The Long Tail or The Tipping Point were important. Author Chris Anderson is a modern polymath, simultaneously serving as editor of Wired magazine, founder of a manufacturing company and taking over the popular TED conference series.
Anderson is a writer who lives on the bleeding edge. More than a...more
At the mall not long ago I saw a t-shirt reading "Today I can do anything." My response was: "what does that mean?" Now I know, although I do...more
In 'Makers,' Anderson, who followed up his time as EIC of WIRED by starting the DIYdrones online community and eventually forming the company 3D Robotics, focuses on the world of 3D scanners and printers, laser cutters, and open source design -- or, as Anderson terms it, The New Industrial Revolution.
A fascinating topic, but ultimately one that I, personally...more
Reading this book is inspirational and will inevitably lead to many additional people dipping their toes into the makers movem...more
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