Lately I've thought that maybe hackerspaces have a future in libraries. Certain large hardware in libraries are going to become irrelevant as computing becomes more mobile. So why don't we have a room full of 3D printers and mechanically minded patrons. This has already happened in the Allen County library in Fort Wayne, Indiana and at the Fayetteville Free Library in upstate New York as reported in December by NPR.
Coincidentally, this weekend is the Global Hackerspace Cupcake Challenge.
Hackerspaces worldwide are challenged to bake, decorate and package a single cupcake and send it to another hackerspace. The receiving hackerspace will then open and judge on various topics including decoration, condition and taste.
Even if you don't have a local Hackerspace available or you don't know how to bake, I'm sure that you can show solidarity by going to one of those horribly cute little cupcake boutiques that are sprouting about all over a gentrified inner-city near you and eat a cupcake without a measure of decorum.
Public Libraries, 3D Printing, FabLabs and Hackerspaces
Source Hackerspace | Flux