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Strategies for a discontinuous future.












Friday, July 23, 2004
 


The CAD file rules. Digital copies are now a staple of our culture. Just wait until ubiquitous "piracy" of tangible products happens. Behold:

Clearly, in the wrong hands, machines like the Mill5 could become first-class knockoff factories (although the equipment is expensive: a Mill5 can cost $100,000 to $600,000, depending on options). Mr. Lash said he would not copy a sculpture without the right permission, and Mr. Chang agreed. "If someone brought me their Henry Moore and said, hey, make a replica for me, I wouldn't take it on."

All it takes is a little time. Scanners. CD burners. DVD burners. Before I retire, I'll have my own little milling machine.

-- matt // 7:52 AM //


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