È ufficiale, gli americani riscoprono la manifattura e stentano a crederci:
Perhaps the most important aspect of the transformation will be the effect it will have on us– the social impact of digital manufacture. Over the last century, we have gotten used to having everything made for us. Where computers enslaved us, now is it possible that they might liberate us? In the same way that personal computers have turned us all into amateur computer technicians and software administrators, so digital manufacture has the possibility of turning us all into amateur engineers who rediscover the joy of making things.