The rise of the makers

Dale Dougherty, founder of Maker Faire and Make magazine, on the returning popularity of making things, thanks to technologies like Arduino, 3D printers and the like.

But essentially these are people that are playing with technology. Let me say that again — playing. They don’t necessarily know what they’re doing or why they’re doing it.They’re playing to discover what the technology can do, and probably to discover what they can do themselves, what their own capabilities are.