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(MIT)   Popular Mechanics honors members of the new "maker" tech culture   (alum.mit.edu) divider line 8
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2014-04-02 02:28:28 PM  
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redsquid: baconbeard: It used to be that people did things because it interested them.

Nowadays, nobody does anything unless they get to proclaim that they're part of some "movement" or other such nonsense.

I'm not just a guy who fools around with electronics, I'm a "Maker". Worship me like a God.

/bunch of aggrandizing, pretentious, self-important, narcissistic assholes

You sound nice! What do you make?


Steampunk.
2014-04-03 08:26:17 AM  
1 votes:

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.


Who said that?

They are hobbyists. I'm sorry someone shiat in your cereal or if you think it's pretentious or whatever is making you unhappy enough to lash out. It's just a name. I don't think anyone is asking for your approval or commendation.

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.
2014-04-02 06:07:07 PM  
1 votes:

redsquid: And the makers replied with 'What's a magazine?'


Interesting, since I read the article last week in a magazine.  Welcome to the party, slow-guy.
2014-04-02 03:03:07 PM  
1 votes:

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!


Next thing you know they'll take some basic idea like household hints and call them lifehacks or something.
2014-04-02 02:18:13 PM  
1 votes:

baconbeard: It used to be that people did things because it interested them.

Nowadays, nobody does anything unless they get to proclaim that they're part of some "movement" or other such nonsense.

I'm not just a guy who fools around with electronics, I'm a "Maker". Worship me like a God.

/bunch of aggrandizing, pretentious, self-important, narcissistic assholes


You sound nice! What do you make?
2014-04-02 01:38:00 PM  
1 votes:
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!
2014-04-02 01:09:05 PM  
1 votes:
And the makers replied with 'What's a magazine?'
2014-04-02 01:03:39 PM  
1 votes:
something something tap that first winner and her "littleBits" something angry fist something

/ignoring that part about how smart she is
 
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