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In times past, inventors and entrepreneurs were quite distinct classes of individuals. Inventors came up with the idea, they pitched it to the entrepreneurs, and the entrepreneurs brought it to market, meaning that the inventors got little profit and the entrepreneurs took most of the risk. In the twenty-first century, however, individuals are able to imagine up, design, prototype, advertise, and even produce their own goods in short time and with minimal risk, thanks to modern technologies like computer-aided design, 3D replicators, and the Internet. These advances have spawned an entire culture of makers devoted to the craft of inventing, improving, and marketing their creations.

This book was excellent. In all respects, the perspective the text provides is insightful, uplifting, and stirring; it was incredible to learn about all the powerful new technologies that we have at our fingertips and about the vibrant maker community that spans the globe. The author’s style is informative and enthusiastic, making this book a true pleasure to read. I especially enjoyed the descriptions of individual success stories resulting from the ease the Internet Age has brought.

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Author Chris Anderson
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 272 pages
Publisher Crown Business
Publish Date 08-Apr-2014
ISBN 9780307720962
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Issue August 2014
Category Current Events & Politics


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