Of course, I’d like to see not just electronics and collectible memorabilia considered “Maker”-worthy, but all kinds of art (which he mentions) and handicrafts like knitting and sewing, as well as gardening and cooking. You know, “women’s work.” Because bending circuits is awesome, welding scrap metal into a statue of R2D2 is really impressive, but knitting an entire afghan takes a huge amount of time, talent, and work; growing vegetables can be tough because of a lot of things; and knowing how to throw food together into a recipe that doesn’t just taste good, but sublime – these are all worthy of our attention.

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