My new book launches today! You can get it here (hardcover or Kindle)
If you liked The Long Tail, my first book, you'll love this. It's about what's happening as the Web's innovation model extends to the real world of physical goods. From 3D printing to Kickstarter, the industrialization of the Maker Movement could do for manufacturing what the Web did for content--an explosion of choice, creativity and entrepreneurship.
We've seen what what can happen when regular people get access to extraordinary tools, first with the PC and then with the Web. Now it's manufacturing's turn--the third wave of the digital revolution.
This is my most personal book. It starts with the story of my grandfather, the inventor of the automatic sprinkler system, and my own experience building a Maker community (DIY Drones) and then a company (3D Robotics). But it also tells the stories of scores of other Makers who are using everything from desktop fabrication tools to "cloud manufacturing" to create new products and markets -- the Long Tail of Stuff.
I'm really excited about this movement. And I'm really proud of this book. I think you'll like it ;-)