Rise of the Replicators
Mark Pesce

Great article Mark.

Before the internet, there was The Whole Earth Catalogue — a “Low Maintenance, High Yield, Self Sustaining, Critical Information Service” —that put the technology of ideas and access to simple tools into the hands of the people who needed it most. http://www.wholeearth.com/index.php

It changed lives. What you described above will do even more so.