O'Reilly Radar has a cool report on a speech at Maker Faire last week by White House Office of Science and Technology official Thomas Kalil.
Key sentence: "We are seeing the early beginnings of a powerful Maker innovation ecosystem. New products and services will allow individuals to not only Design it Yourself, but Make it Yourself and Sell it Yourself."
He highlighted DIY Drones as a good example of that: "For example, one community called DIYDrones has developed a $500 unmanned aerial vehicle using open source chip sets and gyroscopes."
The full speech is here.
(picture from Kalil's talk earlier this year at AUVSI)