And while I’m thinking about making and makers, I just read Makers: The New Industrial Revolution.

I really enjoyed this book. The first part of the book is a call to arms for people who make stuff, and the new technologies enabling makers.

I’m not sure to what extent the book applies to what I do with book making, as it doesn’t scale very well. A desktop CNC milling machine isn’t going to help me make books any faster, although I think a laser cutter might come in useful. But being able to sell books straight from my little shed to an international audience via my Etsy shop, well that it kinda neat.

The rest of the book is an interesting mediation on how new production and sales methods could revolutionise the manufacturing industry.