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Maker Faire mimesis and open speculation

Maker Faire
is a string-and-duct-tape combination of O’Reilly’s, Emerging
Technology, Open Source, and Money:Tech conferences. The ultimate
impact, like the free software movement, is to enhance everyone’s
mastery of their environments and both the tools and the confidence
for solve one’s own problems. This process–which reflects the way
most of the great scientists became their mature selves–can not only
increase the number of scientists and engineers, but alter the kinds
of scientists and engineers they are. To anyone who’s attended Maker
Faire, seen what it does for children, and felt its effects on
oneself, there’s really nothing more to say.

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