tillerman35: People: You know, there are a lot of folks around who like to tinker around and make stuff...Other People: You mean, hobbyists?People: Yeah, but let's call them "Makers" and pretend nobody ever did that kind of thing before, or at least make it seem like a couple of random new technologies turn it into something completely different from just goofing around in your basement like half the world's been doing since forever.Other People: "Makers," eh? It's pure genius! Alert The Media!
gunther_bumpass: kroonermanblack: God-is-a-Taco: So "maker culture" means doing something that produces a good or service.We're so engorged with unnecessary jobs (that happen to make the most money) that people need to be commended for this?These are dark times.Er, no? We're so engorged with pointless time-kills that people feel the need to group together and do something they perceive as 'productive' with their time-kills. Like, instead of wasting hours on fark, or sitting in front of current-reality-show-Z, or playing video games, they tinker and design and build.And they should be commemnded for doing something human beings only started doing 100,000 years ago.
kroonermanblack: Depending on how you view the current US, calling people makers is a worthwhile distinction; 99% of the populace consumes and generates nothing IN THEIR DOWN TIME. Here are people who take the same down time most people use to watch Honey Boo Boo, and instead attempt to create things.
studebaker hoch: "Maker" culture...right.It's totally a thing.
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