Fortune has a great article about the new DIY economy. Love this part- To be fair, all this amateur energy isn’t exactly a new force. When exciting technologies emerge, Americans have always pounced and created something original. In his 1936 New Yorker article “Farewell, My Lovely,” E.B. White eulogized the Model T and the creativity it inspired in its owners: “When you bought a Ford, you figured you had a start—a vibrant, spirited framework to which could be screwed an almost limitless assortment of decorative and functional hardware… Gadget bred gadget. Lots of friends of MAKE as well as the magazine was mentioned too! Link.
The Amazing Rise of the Do-It-Yourself Economy