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Makers: The New Industrial Revolution
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
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
It’s easier than ever before to be an entrepreneur and start a business. This is a good thing. Chris Anderson starts with this basic premise in his book Makers The New Industrial Revolution. And he’s not just talking about web-based and cloud-based businesses that dominate the world of startups. He’s talking about the “Real World of Places and Stuff.” In other words, businesses that make things.
He’s talking about manufacturing… You’re thi...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
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 essentially an extended feature (slash sales pitch) on the idea that an open-source network of small-scale designers and manufac...more
Read this book if you want to see a glimpse of the future. Ignore it at your own peril.
The road to this new revolution is rocky, and nothing like we've ever seen before, but I look forward to it, don't you?
Este libro no trata de Makers, trata de cómo el movimiento Maker puede ser una "salida" para un nuevo tipo de emprendedor o empresario, y cómo su teoría de la Long Tail, criticada, puede encajar con este movimiento.
Me ponía de los nervios. Usa fuentes de información y expon...more
I listened to about half and then threw in the towel, though. This is one of those non-fiction books that presents a very interesting idea---again and again. There is not enough material for a whole book, and it gets REALLY repetitious and DRAAAAWN OOOOUT. It makes me think we need a form for nonfiction equivalent to novele...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
Great intro to the maker world. What follows is a brief summary.
Enables of the maker movement:
* Sharing of designs online
* Use of web to organise globally dispersed people into communities
* Emergence of shared production spaces
* Emergence of desktop production tools - cheap enough for anyone to use (or put into a shared production space)
* Common file standard for describing physical objects
* Emergence of cheap short run manufacturing - flexible supply chains in China, automation reducing t...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
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
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
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