The Maker Movement – The New Industrial Revolution

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. – Steve Jobs

Web innovation is being applied to the “real world” It is easy to laugh at the idea that hobbyists will change the world. But the original industrial revolution grew out of piecework done at home, and look what became of the personal computers of the 1970s.

The tools we have to go after a problem are changing and becoming more commoditised; they are  becoming easier to use, more broadly distributed, and more democratic. The broader market is helping to create successful companies, which in turn is attracting interest from bigger fish.

The Maker Movement is coming and worth watching.

More on the Maker Movement at:

More than just digital quilting, The Economist

Moving the Economy: The Future of the Maker Movement

Autodesk’s Carl Bass on The New Industrial Revolution:

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