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  • Makers

  • The New Industrial Revolution
  • By: Chris Anderson
  • Narrated by: René Ruiz
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 566
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 484
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 491

Chris Anderson takes you to the front lines of a new industrial revolution as today’s entrepreneurs, using open source design and 3-D printing, bring manufacturing to the desktop. In an age of custom-fabricated, do-it-yourself product design and creation, the collective potential of a million garage tinkerers and enthusiasts is about to be unleashed, driving a resurgence of American manufacturing. A generation of "Makers" using the Web’s innovation model will help drive the next big wave in the global economy, as the new technologies of digital design and rapid prototyping gives everyone the power to invent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Glimpse Into the Future

  • By John on 01-12-13

Didn't realize I am a 'Maker' until I read this.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-29-13

Would you listen to Makers again? Why?

Yes, this was an excellent and inspiring book for people who like to design, create, and invent.

What did you like best about this story?

I didn't realize there were so many people like me. This book opened my eyes to the world of 'Makers' and also provided a guide to making my ideas reality. I have been using the concepts in this book to bring my ideas and inventions to life.

  • iWoz

  • How I Invented the Personal Computer and Had Fun Along the Way
  • By: Steve Wozniak, Gina Smith
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,340
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,266
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,292

Before cell phones that fit in the palm of your hand and slim laptops that fit snugly into briefcases, computers were like strange, alien vending machines. They had cryptic switches, punch cards, and pages of encoded output. But in 1975, a young engineering wizard named Steve Wozniak had an idea: What if you combined computer circuitry with a regular typewriter keyboard and a video screen?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not Another Apple History!

  • By Daniel Dennis on 04-08-08

Excellent for Engineers

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-25-11

Would you listen to iWoz again? Why?

This book was unexpectedly great. I really enjoyed listening to it. As en engineer I felt I could relate to Steve and he inspires to continually follow your passions. He reminds how to create something new, design and build systems. Lastly it was very interesting to hear his version of the history of Apple and the development of the first home computer.