Chapter 14. Making Things Is Even More Vital Than You Think

Hello, Makers! I might be an odd-one-out in this book, because I am not a professional Maker. I do write and research about Makers and making as part of my work, but otherwise I am a thoroughly unprofessional Maker. I don’t make things super-properly. But I do make things. I make things because you learn stuff, you link with others, and because it’s fun.

If you’re a professional Maker, or you want to be one, the amateur Makers like me are not your opposite, and we are not your competition. We are, potentially, your best fan base, because we know the pleasures and pains of making. If you’re doing really good stuff, we will know it, we will recognize it, and ...

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