Makers: The New Industrial Revolution

Makers: The New Industrial Revolution - Chris Anderson The book that follows on from where the Long Tail started. Only this time it's about the manufacture of niche items and products.It describes how anyone these days can set themselves up as a manufacturer of a company to make anything and everything. THis can be done by using open source designs, collaborative engineering, small scale production, and ways of generating startup money for products.He covers various examples, including details of his own multimillion pound company 3D Robotics, that he he up to make RC helicopters that were created using open source manufacturing methods.I think that it is a seminal book that details the way that manufacturing is changing. Big companies aren't history just yet, but the small guys are starting to have a more equal hand in the market.

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