Not a full book review, but I’m reading Why We Make Things and Why It Matters by Peter Korn. The most striking parts of this book are reading the actual genesis of my favorite hobby, woodworking, in America. I grew up in a time where watching New Yankee Workshop on PBS was a given. Woodworking was a viable and available hobby, with supporting magazines, TV shows and shops; but Peter Korn relives a time when tools had to be ordered from England, and the skills of the trade had to be relearned. Today, I appreciate the instant availability of information and experience that YouTube provides! If you are interested in Maker Culture, this is the beginning.
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