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Searching for meaning in a throwaway world

Aug 25, 2010
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Nerds of today don’t simply toil away in front of computer screens. Many have harnessed the information push of the internet to learn how to do—and make—just about everything from bikes to musical instruments to traditional crafts. The commercial success of sites like Etsy is only one indicator of an increasing demand for things made by hand, as communities of artisans and apprentices, buyers and sellers, find each other online. What tangible items do you treasure? Are you a tinkerer? What do you insist on making yourself? Boing Boing founder Mark Frauenfelder joins guest host David Lazarus in studio to discuss his book, Made By Hand.

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