Makers: The New Industrial Revolution

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McClelland & Stewart, Oct 2, 2012 - Business & Economics - 288 pages
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What happens when DIY meets Web 2.0? In Makers, New York Times bestselling author Chris Anderson reveals how entrepreneurs use web principles to create and produce companies with the potential to be global in scope as well as how they use significantly less in the way of financial resources, tooling, and infrastructure required by traditional manufacturing. Anderson's unique perspective is that small manufacturing will be a significant source of future growth; that the days of giant companies like General Motors are in their twilight; that in an age of open source, custom-fabricated, and do-it-yourself product design, the collective potential of a million garage tinkerers will be unleashed on global markets.

 

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User Review  - greeniezona - LibraryThing

So, there's a project spinning up locally called Innovation 5 that's all about 3-D production and maker culture. I figured I'd better read up on what that meant, so I found and checked out this book ... Read full review

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User Review  - nnschiller - LibraryThing

Another interesting book from Chris Anderson. The good: He's really good at taking an emerging trend and packaging what makes this interesting and important for a specific audience. (Business people ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter1The Invention Revolution
The New Industrial Revolution
Chapter4 WeAre All DesignersNow
The Long Tail of Things
Part TwoTHE FUTURE Chapter 6The Toolsof Transformation Four Desktop Factories
Financing the Maker Movement
Maker Businesses
Getting started with 3Dscanning Getting started with lasercutting Getting started with CNCmachines Getting startedwith electronics Acknowledgments
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As editor-in-chief of Wired magazine, CHRIS ANDERSON has led the magazine to multiple National Magazine Award nominations, winning the prestigious top prize for General Excellence in 2005, 2007, and 2009. He was named Editor of the Year by Advertising Age magazine in 2005. In 2009 Wired was named Magazine of the Decade by the editors of AdWeek. Chris Anderson is one of the most knowledgeable, insightful and articulate voices at the center of the new economy. In a series of groundbreaking articles and books, he has identified important new trends in the economy and described new business models for seizing the business opportunities they represent.

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