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Justin Jacoby Smith is an organizer, web geek, Buddhist, and poet.

the scalability of decentralized craft

My second "On Design" is posted at Pink Noise. I really was stunned to read Justin McGuirk's thinking on the scalability of craft--he implicitly chastises people  for liking too-pricey "pre-industrial" handcrafted work while ignoring the ongoing decentralization of manufacturing itself that will make crafted goods more affordable, more scalable, and thus more accessible than ever before. On Design: The Craft Explosion