I’ve been reading The Craftsman by Richard Sennett. All around, it’s been a pretty good read. There’s a lot of discussion about the craftsman, how they engage in work, the community, etc. But I believe this line completely summarizes the rise of the DIY spirit and the beauty of open access:
“People invest thought in things they can change.”
Yes. Yes. And more yes. It’s just that simple, people. If we can use it, change it, enhance it, customize it, then it becomes interesting. If we engage it and move on. What is the damn point? Nothing is different or only slightly so.