Makers: The New Industrial Revolution Paperback – 4 April 2013
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- Publisher : RHUK (4 April 2013)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 272 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1847940676
- ISBN-13 : 978-1847940674
- Item Weight : 188 g
- Dimensions : 12.9 x 1.8 x 19.8 cm
- Country of Origin : India
- Best Sellers Rank: #278,447 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This is very much a book to get you inspired into making things, learning CAD or design or to help with where to start in general building a business in the 21st century.
This book is very well written, easy to follow, offers tons of advice, and offers stories of other famous and not so famous start ups that went on to build empires and businessess.
Even after the first few pages which are just an introduction and anecdote, I had to put the book down to write some ideas down.
Chris Anderson has been part of the (no longer so quiet) revolution in manufacturing that led to 'Open' projects like Arduino and Raspberry Pi, and has a list of impressive names (people he has worked with) to drop when he needs to.
What he does do most successfully is introduce the reader to the technologies that exist today, draw parallels with (eg) the universal use of computers and desktop printers that were once unaffordable, and point to where we seem destined to end up when other technologies mature and become more affordable to the individual.
His main point is that we are already in the throes of an industrial revolution which is part methodological (open projects, crowd funding) and part technical. He's been involved in both, and I valued his insider insights.
Enjoyed reading it too!
Recommended if you take an interest in technology, manufacturing or the future.
This book is weak. It fails to be insightful or cover any ground that the person most likely to be interested in this book wouldn't know already. Simply, it's perfect for a clueless "older generation".
The example about the rubber ducks is so poorly articulated as to be inaccurate.
Well worth a read if you want to understand more about this are and a great stepping stone to other related topics.
If one is not exactly sure about the how the ongoing 3rd Industrial Revolution functions, then reading 'Makers' is a good starting point for cognitive insight into this important market phenomena.