Liz Gannes

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MakerBot’s Scanner Will Cost $1,400 and Ship in October

MakerBot today started preselling its next product, a 3-D scanner called the MakerBot Digitizer. Pairing it with a MakerBot 3-D printer, you’ll soon be able to duplicate physical objects for the low, low cost of $1,400 (Digitizer) plus $2,199 (Replicator), and some filament. MakerBot sold itself to Stratasys for more than $400 million earlier this summer.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work