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The Root of “Amateur” is “To Love”: Dale Dougherty Chats with Etsy

The Root of “Amateur” is “To Love”: Dale Dougherty Chats with Etsy

In this great little Etsy Q&A, MAKE Founder and Publisher Dale Dougherty chats about the evolution of MAKE, resourcefulness, and how making is a sign of caring for others: “That’s really the heart of what led me to focus on ‘amateurs’ at Maker Faire and with the magazine. The root of the word amateur is ‘to love.’ I wanted to focus on people who really love what they are doing and making. I wanted to find that place and stick with it.”

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“DIY is an Instigator of Community”: Dale Dougherty Chats with Etsy

“DIY is an Instigator of Community”: Dale Dougherty Chats with Etsy

In this great little Etsy Q&A, MAKE Founder and Publisher Dale Dougherty chats about the evolution of MAKE, resourcefulness, and how making is a sign of caring for others: “That’s really the heart of what led me to focus on ‘amateurs’ at Maker Faire and with the magazine. The root of the word amateur is ‘to love.’ I wanted to focus on people who really love what they are doing and making. I wanted to find that place and stick with it.”

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On Amateurism: Interview With Jack Hitt, Part 2

On Amateurism: Interview With Jack Hitt, Part 2

The second part of a two-part interview with This American Life contributing editor Jack Hitt, about amateurism and the publication of his recent book Bunch of Amateurs.

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On Amateurism: Interview With Jack Hitt, Part 1

On Amateurism: Interview With Jack Hitt, Part 1

The first part of a two-part interview with This American Life contributing editor Jack Hitt, about amateurism and the publication of his recent book Bunch of Amateurs.

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The Soul of America – We Are All Amateurs

The Soul of America – We Are All Amateurs

Bunch of Amateurs by Jack Hitt hits the stands today. A contributing editor to This American Life, Hitt’s book argues that the “DIY impulse” and “amateur collaborations” are rooted in “the soul of America.”

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