redsquid: 3D printers will never fill a need in the average American household, in spite of all the Star Trek replicator hype from the boosters.
ongbok: All I want to know is in 10 years are we going to be farking 3D printed pussy?
redsquid: The powers that be will not allow that to happen. There is too much money riding on the status quo.
rubi_con_man: You know what the joke is, right ?Open Source is out there to shift the 'cost' from the cost of software to the cost of labor.i.e. this is a cool idea, but I can't get anyone to pay me to build it.... so I'll build the core, and then 'open source' it,Eventually, someone will need it actually implemented, and they'll pay me - the expert in the open source project - to implement its full form for them.
jjorsett: Someone else's? Wasn't it Makerbot who open sourced it in the first place? If they choose to make subsequent models proprietary, that's their business.
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