One-ish Liners

“If you can’t open it, you don’t own it”

Mister Jalopy via Make Magazine

“The craftsman is proud of what he has made, and cherishes it, while the consumer discards things that are perfectly serviceable in his restless pursuit of the new”

Richard Sennett, The Culture of the new Capitalism via

A family using one RepRap to print only 20 domestic products per year (about 0.02% of the products available) can expect to save between $300 and $2000: “…the unavoidable conclusion from this study is that the RepRap is an economically attractive investment for the average US household already.”

B.T. Wittbrodt et al., Life-cycle economic analysis of distributed manufacturing with open-source 3-D printers, Mechatronics

“Old electronics don’t die, they pile up.”

Michael Cooney in an article on NetworkWorld

“Knowledge is power – open knowledge is empowerment”

Rufus Pollock @rufuspollock

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death, taxes and software bugs.”

with apologies to Benjamin Franklin

Great advice for software development: “Make it work.. Make it right.. Make it fast..” In that order.