Makers The New Industrial Revolution ( Kindle ePUB / Pdf ) BY Chris Anderson
Too frustrating for me For instance he says The people now control the means of production Which isn t true In Most Of The Examples He S Talking About When most of
the examples he s talking about when ship your designs off to a factory owned by examples he s talking about when ship your designs off to a factory owned by else to have them make your invention then you control the means of design not the means of production but beyond that he actually contradicts himself almost immediately uoting Eric Reis he says It s not about ownership of the means of production any It s about rentership of the means of productionIt s sad because I think there s a kernel of truth in some of what he s saying But this is really just mock populist upper middle class pandering to people who spend too much time on some combination of Etsy boingboing and well I guess probably on reading Wired I m in agreement with a number of other reviewers of this book that it was repetitive and basically read ike a drawn out magazine article But as with Anderson s The Long Tail Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More it was the content not the presentation that interested meWorking in the world of public Pulled Thread Embroidery 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 publicibraries have put together Maker Spaces complete with 3 D printers 3 D scanners etc and I m trying to figure out if such a venture would make sense for my English Humour for Beginners library After reading this I meaning towards yesLibraries while providing many different serv I originally picked up this book because I thought it might have some useful observations about ife as "a micro entrepreneur Anderson does talk a ittle bit about this and seems to have " micro entrepreneur Anderson does talk a The Ransom of Mercy Carter little bit about this and seems to have particular fondness for Etsy which is where I do most of my online selling But hisarger interest is in how on demand manufacturing is beginning to revolutionize the global economy with some intriguing asides about how Karl Marx might react to seeing the tools of production being put into the hands of the workers and how he thinks the United States could become a world Gone for Good leader in manufacturing againThere was aittle too much about 3D printing to keep my interest but given his investment stake in this industry I guess it s understandable And at Lallieva (Alice Allevi, least I have a better understanding of what it is now People have been telling me for years about this cool newfangled thing but I guess I didn t really get that it could be used for than just making relief maps until Iistened to this book The book is not for all audiences and it is targeted for those who are really interested in the maker movement Mr Anderson is clearly an enthusiast and the book is about what some hobbyists have done than a real analysis of a new industrialization In that aspect the book is very superficialAlthough there are several examples of startups and other hobbyists success stories we don t have statistics on how much the maker movement is making I read this book several years after its publication and few of the described companies are no onger in business or have changed their original purpose Just a glaring example is Tesla that is no the big customization company that Mr Anderson describes The realities of economics changed that The New Industrial Revolution does not delve deep in how the revolution is really happening No answers to how many jobs the new industrialization has created and we don t know how many jobs are around either Is this a mirage The reader won t know because again there is not analysis just a ist of success storiesOn the other hand if you are inclined to build your own stuff and entrepreneurship this book is a good read The same success stories show a path that any person can follow The author himself is an example of that. Rs” using the Web’s innovation model will help drive the next big wave in the global economy as the new technologies of digital design and rapid prototyping gives everyone the power to invent creating “the ong tail of things”. .
Chris Anderson ☆ 5 review.
Ners in the economy of bits when desktop publishing became all the rage We take it for granted now but think back to how MS Word and PowerPoint made it so easy to make digital documents that could then be distributed or printed from home Printing and designing a do This is an important book Maker s is basically a seuel to The Longtail It s a deep ook at what happens to the manufacturing mostly in America when physical manufacturing behaves ike the digital world If this book doesn t make you want to go out and buy a 3D printer or start putting together OpenHardware robots I don t know what will I found this book frustrating for a few reasons In part one you have to wade through a Reiki And The Seven Chakras lot of euphoric optimism about the potential interventions of 3 d printing CNC machines and CAD software While it s an interesting phenomenon I am concerned with uestions of access even so than in other areas of participatory culture that have supposed democratizing potential Euipment costs may decrease and shared euipment may become readily available but doesn t CAD software reuire specialized knowledge This will reuire a different kind ofiteracy that is at the moment confined to fields that are already critiued for not being diverse Aside from the Turning the Tide of Battle literacy issues the way that this interfaces with consumer culture is a bit of a puzzle to me Does the world need stuff There is artistic and expressive potential but there is also a huge potential for this to merely shift the contours of consumer culture An elite group of users printing junk Boring Part two isess burdened with euphoric rhetoric but the focus on the revenue generating potential and 3 d printing aser cutting as a business model was not very interesting To Me There Are me There are few short case studies on successful entrepreneurs using these tools which were interesting from a historical perspective I wish the chapter on DIY Biology had been onger as it was probably perspective I wish the chapter on DIY Biology had been Once I Was a Princess longer as it was probably most interestingI waseft with a Court the Night (Blood Bonds, lot of uestions What is being done to extend access beyond a privileged group of tinkerers What are the environmental impacts of these machines Aside fromowering production costs in the US what are the global Greed, Seeds and Slavery labor impactsAside from sharing what is the relationship to capitalism Ultimately I suspect I was not the audience for this book I think it is geared toward a general audience who is already excited about the possibilities of 3 d printing We are now in the midst of a new type of industrial revolution Probably ateast half of this book is about 3D printing and all of the advantages that gives to small start up manufacturing companies or even non company hobbyists and hobbyists internet communities that cater to Demons, Deliverance, Discernment long tail customization oriented clientele To be sure there are many advantages of 3D printing in that regard However in the context of so many other ideas and technologies the internet open source mentality crowdfunding etc we are set to see not justots of cool new options but a true global economic revolution Giant manufacturers of today are all very Some Prefer Nettles by Junichiro Tanizaki Summary Study Guide limited by their supply chains the new manufacturers will posses an agility that will easily out compete these giants Next stop Nanobots DNA construction workers and Star Trek replicators Readsike a poorly written magazine article that has been unfortunately dragged out into a full Well Meet Again length book All hype and no substance how many different ways can he really say production has gone digitalIl 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 ike this but decided it wasn t worth the time Anderson s ack of understanding of the economists he tries to draw on to make his points just became. E of custom fabricated do it yourself product design and creation the collective potential of a million garage tinkerers and enthusiasts is about to be unleashed driving a resurgence of American manufacturing A generation of “Make. If I Never See You Again (Jo Birmingham long tail In specific he is building on the first condition for aong tail to exist ie democratization of the tools of production which enables everyone to become a producerThe idea is that today there are far and cheaper options for design manufacture and funding if you want go into the manufacturing businessAs such all these ideas have been discussed at ength in The Long Tail but here the focus is on production of real world items atoms rather than bits But while the
Former Unveils A Radicalunveils a radical way of analysing consumer behaviour this book is only a collection of case studies and reinforcements of a particular paradigmI found Anderson s discussion of online communities far powerful In the wired world dedicated followers on the internet are the biggest asset any business can have Makers explores this world of organized enthusiasts and semi pros in depth and offers great advice on how to cultivate it for evangelizing your businessHere as in The Long Tail Anderson s tendency to over uote a particular example is evident in repeated mentions of Etsy and the 3D printer The 3D printer may in fact be the next super empowering technology but mentioning it on every second page is only annoying Detailed descriptions of the working of manufacturing euipment also seemed uite besides the point and should have eft for reference Makers also suffers from a US Silicon Valley focus Everything is analysed from America s perspective while China is set as the nemesis which Valley focus Everything is analysed from America s perspective while China is set as the nemesis which be countered A fairer treatment would include the rest of the world in its scope and consider the possibility that businesses there too could be players in this new industrial revolution Chris Anderson always connects the dots for me If you want to know how the maker revolution has the potential to change the not so distant future read this book While I feel A Night on the Tiles like I m only peripherally part of this movement being aibrarian who is exploring the possibilities of The House That Jesus Built libraries being sites for makerspaces I knew enough about what is going on with the maker movement to have begun thinking about the possibilities I particularlyoved his connection between the DIY punk culture of the 80s and today s maker movement I d thought of this myself and was excited when Anderson mentioned it The idea that anyone can be in a band just pick up an instrument and earn to play And the idea that anyone can publish their thoughts just make a zine with a ty Originally reviewed on the Night Owls Press blog here 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
based and cloud based that dominate the world of startups He s talking about the Real World of Places and Stuff In other words businesses that make thingsHe s talking about manufacturing You re thinking Isn t manufacturing dying But consider this statistic According to Anderson the digital economy is roughly 20 trillion Beyond the Web the economy of things is 130 trillion Whoa Yes that got my attention tooManufacturing isn t dying It s being transformedThe central idea in Makers is that the same basic conditions of technology funding distribution and demand in the economy of bits can drive a revolution in the economy of things Makers is divided up into two parts Part One discusses The Revolution what it ooks Tank Girl like and why and how it s happening The most interesting chapter in that section is Chapter 4 We Are All Designers Now Anderson starts off with a fascinating discussion about how we all became our own desig. Wired magazine editor and bestselling author Chris Anderson takes you to the frontines of a new industrial revolution as today’s entrepreneurs using open source design and 3 D printing bring manufacturing to the desktop In an ag. ,Web Based And Cloud Based