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  • Posted October 28, 2009

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    Bridget's Review

    Born to invent and create, Perry and Lester go together like peanut butter and jelly. When they invent a whole new world with someone taking notes of every move, life becomes a little hectic. Then, when their baby crumbles, the whole world is watching. These friends are draw to the limit and it's no surprise that the company and the friendship, may be doomed for ever. Will they be able to redeem themselves?

    This is a witty novel that will appeal to nerds everywhere. I'm including myself in this nerd category. So to all you dorks out there, this is a book written just for you. (And me.)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 23, 2009

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    Fabulous

    Garage hackers Perry Gibbons and Lester Banks receive enormous funding (in their minds that is) from corporate America to develop a 3D printer capability that is easy to use. Their success reaches the attention of reporter Suzanne Church., but the firm fails.

    However the technology explodes throughout society as the ease of use makes it a winner. Gibbons and Banks back to unemployment and garage technology begin creating amusement rides from their printing capability. However, the industry and other corporate raiders object and sue the New World order while Goths invade Florida and Suzanne blogs; as for the two garage hackers who started the endeavor with a whisper their story turned into a big bang bubble that bursts.

    Using stereotypes to represent a cross section of self indulging Americans like the techies, the suits, the Goth teens, the bloggers, Cory Doctorow once again mocks Wall St, Main St and the Internet St. with an amusing acerbic satire of free enterprise as a fraud. The story line is humorous but also tends to wander as Makers lampoons economic prosperity bubbles that make the rich richer, the poor poorer and the middle class stagnant. That is until the burst when the rich retain their gains and obtain a bailout, the poor retains their loss and receive a cut in needed services to pay the bailout, and the middle class eats the collapse as the victims of free market capitalism, the American way.

    Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 26, 2014

    The Makers is a near-future business school case study compendiu

    The Makers is a near-future business school case study compendium meets the end of civilization as we know it.  The only thing lacking is zombies.

    I very much enjoyed the book.

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  • Posted February 15, 2013

    Interesting Read!

    I'm not finished yet but, I think I can recommend this book. The story is complex, and keeps evolving and changing as it goes. The characters are interesting and lively. I read a short story by Cory Doctorow and was intrigued by his style. That's what led me to this purchase. I have not been disappointed. Thumbs up!

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