Even In A Digital Age People Like To Build Stuff -- Like Real, Physical, Stuff

from the tinker-away dept

Over the past few years, there's been a bit of a renaissance of the "DIY" culture towards building all sorts of "stuff." It's sometimes unfortunate when so much focus in the tech world is just on the latest in what's happening online, in that it ignores all sorts of other interesting things going on. The NY Times is noting a return to having even software and internet developers practice building physical things as well, in part just to get them to start thinking outside the (computer) box when thinking about how to design digital things. Think of it as cross-training for the digital developers mind.
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Filed Under: design, diy, tangible, technology


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  1. identicon
    Urza, 18 Aug 2008 @ 8:43pm

    Technology may actually be helping this...

    Personally, I think technology is part of what makes building real things possible. You don't have to dig around and try to find a good book on the subject, find someone to teach you, or just make random attempts on your own. There are great sources of information on building just about anything online. And especially for new tech, you can find articles appearing in much less time than it would take for good books to be released.

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