Last week the makerbot factory launched their new replicator 2.0, heralding an important milestone in the commodification and commercialization of 3D printers for the consumer market.
This isn’t the first available model, but it is the first time an accessible design and an affordable price has been coupled in a package understandable by laymen.

Is this the future? it certainly is promising, and 3d printers have already fostered at least one fictional depiction – in cory doctorows makers – that in line with the open source tennets of the maker community is available online under a creative commons license, and a series of musings, not at least over at the always engaging cyborology outlet of Nathan Jurgenson and his crew of digital theoreticians.

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