The Maker movement is growing exponentially

Atmel | Bits & Pieces

Do you worry that we’re becoming a culture of technology consumers, rather than a society of creators? Well, so does Larry Magid, a technology journalist who writes for the San Jose Mercury News.

“I don’t expect everyone to be designing the next electric vehicle, killer tablet or even smartphone app or Web page, but I do like it when people – especially children and teens – are actively engaged in creating their own innovations,” Magid opined in a recent Mercury article.

“It doesn’t have to be complicated. It could be as simple as creating your own blog or posting impressive graphics on Pinterest or using some of your digital photographs to create a calendar or picture book. Even posting cool comments on Twitter or Facebook is an act of creation, if you put some thought into it.”

Magid says he is particularly encouraged by the Maker Movement which seems…

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