Evgeny Morozov on the ‘maker’ movement (and more):
Inevitably, hacking itself had to get hacked. When, in November, [Stewart] Brand was asked about who carries the flag of counterculture today, he pointed to the maker movement. The makers, Brand said, “take whatever we’re not supposed to take the back off of, rip the back off and get our fingers in there and mess around. That’s the old impulse of basically defying authority and of doing it your way.” Makers, in other words, are the new hackers.