Thursday, April 24, 2008


Engaging the windmill

Working on Reprap has had a distinct picaresque feel to it. We ride off armed with our soldering irons and side cutters determined to take on and vanquish the whole factory/manufacturing establishment as we know it.

I wonder at times if this isn't the likely outcome of our efforts. At times, though, I find myself frightened that we might just manage to accomplish what we have set out to do. What we are doing has the potential to change the world every bit as much as the internet has.

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The key, though, is to appear to be making nothing more than a toy for academics and geeks. That way, the "windmills" ignore you until it's too late.
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