From all of us at MAKE: Happy July 4th to all those celebrating American Independence Day. Please sear your dead things or tofu dogs with care and practice your pyrotechnics with all caution. Be safe, have fun, and happy 4th!
Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.