Writing for The Atlantic, James Fallows is penning a series of articles about the Maker Movement and what he sees—we think rightly—as a major economic shift in the works:
I imagine that many readers might have heard of this movement or seen one of its Maker Faires. But my guess is that most people who aren’t directly involved think of it as fringe and hobby-minded, artsy-and-craftsy and hip rather than a serious economic, technological, and city-development force. I’ve come to disagree, and let me lay out some of the reasons why.
The article is a great read, and lays out a clear case for a future in which Makers have completely changed the way we think about products and markets.