Monthly Archives: June 2011

Well, now, that didn’t take long…

In my last post, I noted that the Shapeways website offers a new marketplace for inventors who want to sell 3D specs for others to replicate objects through 3D printing. Stephan Kinsella at C4sif.org now calls attention to an IP … Continue reading

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Now THAT’S what I’m talkin’ about!

In my new book, Innovation and Nanotechnology, I argue that new markets, not for things, but for models of things, will enable rapid distribution of ideas, and profiting without the need for IP. Apple’s AppStore, iTunes, and the previously black … Continue reading

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Desktop fabrication – a grassroots approach

While companies like HP try to market high-end desktop fabrication, a movement of grassroots makers, striving to democratize the promise of the technology, continues to innovate in open-source, build-it-yourself 3D printers. Today I am calling your attention to MakerBot, which, … Continue reading

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Smaller, Cheaper, Open

I wanted to call your attention to an ingenious and exciting example of how the miniaturization of everything, and using open source platforms, enables the creation of a fully functional computer, the size of a USB stick, that will cost … Continue reading

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