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*Download Ebook à Makers: The New Industrial Revolution РWired magazine editor and bestselling author Chris Anderson takes you to the front lines of a new industrial revolution as today s entrepreneurs, using open source design andD printing, bring manufacturing to the desktop In an age 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 Makers 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 long tail of things 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 isabout what some hobbyists have done than a real analysis of a new industrialization In that aspect the book is very superficial.Although 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 publi 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 isabout what some hobbyists have done than a real analysis of a new industrialization In that aspect the book is very superficial.Although 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 longer 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 list of success stories.On 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 Reads like a poorly written magazine article that has been unfortunately dragged out into a full length book All hype and no substance how many different ways can he really say, production has gone digital 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 Reads like a poorly written magazine article that has been unfortunately dragged out into a full length book All hype and no substance how many different ways can he really say, production has gone digital 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 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 you ship your designs off to a factory owned by someone 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 quoting Eric Reis, he says, It s not about ownership of the means of production, any It s about rentership of the means of production It 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 This is an important book Maker s is basically a sequel to The Longtail It s a deep look at what happens to the manufacturing mostly in America when physical manufacturing behaves like 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. From SolomonSays 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 farand 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 From SolomonSays 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 farand 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 ison production of real world items, atoms rather than bits But while the former unveils a radical new way of analysing consumer behaviour, this book is only a collection of case studies and reinforcements of a particular paradigm.I found Anderson s discussion of online communities farpowerful 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 business.Here, as in The Long Tail, Anderson s tendency to over quote 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 equipment also seemed quite besides the point and should have left 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 must 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