Gershenfeld and Kahn
The FAB reading by Gershenfeld is definately my favorite reading all year. Not only was the idea of the personal fabricator interesting but what some of the people ended up making was just amazing, especially since some of them had never had any training in engineering and electronics before. If I was able to by an alarm clock that made me use a series of lights and responses to turn it off I would definately buy one. Turning of my alarm clock is way to simple! Overall Gershenfeld talks about how none of the students felt a need to design for others but purely for themselves. No one wanted to make a prototype they wanted to express themselves and show how innovative they could be in creating something they needed or wanted.