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Computerworld: Open Source... Hardware? Someday, Say ETech Attendees

Mar 27, 2007, 18:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Lai)

"If sci-fi author William Gibson's claim that 'the future is here, it's just not evenly distributed yet' is correct, then how we will manufacture physical goods tomorrow may be augured by how we make software today.

"Open-source, object-oriented development, personalization, even hacking, are presaging and inspiring new manufacturing methods that will overhaul today's plodding techniques born during the Industrial Revolution, according to panelists speaking Monday at the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference in San Diego..."

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