Recently I’ve read a few Maker articles and felt a bit like a blind man from Indostan. These don’t seem to be about the same kind of Makers as I know. However the Maker world is very inclusive and all are accepted so Allison’s experiences of Makers could be different from mine.
As I looked further at the article I felt it needed a more comprehensive response so I’ve written something up on the Workshopshed blog. http://workshopshed.com/2015/10/unintended-consequences/