The Resource Makers

Makers

Label
Makers
Title
Makers
Statement of responsibility
Cory Doctorow
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Perry and Lester invent things—seashell robots that make toast, Boogie Woogie Elmo dolls that drive cars. They also invent entirely new economic systems, like the “New Work,” a New Deal for the technological era. Barefoot bankers cross the nation, microinvesting in high-tech communal mini-startups like Perry and Lester’s. Together, they transform the country, and Andrea Fleeks, a journo-turned-blogger, is there to document it. Then it slides into collapse. The New Work bust puts the dot.combomb to shame. Perry and Lester build a network of interactive rides in abandoned Wal-Marts across the land. As their rides, which commemorate the New Work’s glory days, gain in popularity, a rogue Disney executive grows jealous, and convinces the police that Perry and Lester’s 3D printers are being used to run off AK-47s. Hordes of goths descend on the shantytown built by the New Workers, joining the cult. Lawsuits multiply as venture capitalists take on a new investment strategy: backing litigation against companies like Disney. Lester and Perry’s friendship falls to pieces when Lester gets the ‘fatkins’ treatment, turning him into a sybaritic gigolo. Then things get really interesting. Print editions available via Craphound.com. Our preferred ebook edition includes an original cover by Ewan McGee Our preferred PDF is generated from TeX by Sam Wilson A Japanese edition is available. Listed by Unglue.it
Summary
What happens to America when two geeks working from a garage invent easy 3D printing, a cure for obesity, and crowd-sourced theme parks? Lawsuits against Disney are only the beginning in this major novel of the booms, busts, and further booms in store for America in the age of open source and its hero/hacker culture
Storyline
Pace
Tone
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331017
Cataloging source
DLC
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Cory Doctorow
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Makers
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300010187
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780007325221
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Makers
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300010187
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780007325221
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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