‘maker tools’ themselves are not what makes makerspaces interesting or unique … isn’t it more about…

Absolutely! I’m using the phrase ‘tools’ more broadly to include technology as well as networks and ideas such as open source. My focus here is more narrowly on the industrial/manufacturing potential of makerspaces — rather than discussing other fascinating features such as community-development, education, and knowledge-sharing, which are all awesome but don’t necessarily lead to a new manufacturing paradigm.

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