In this conversation with Make Magazine's founder Dale Dougherty, host Jon Udell asks why our tradition of Yankee ingenuity went off the rails, how the social movement sparked by Make (and celebrated at Maker Faires) puts it back on track, and whether a next generation of mechanical and electronic hackers will wind up scratching more itches than just their own.
Dale Dougherty is the editor and publisher of MAKE, and general manager of the Maker Media division of O'Reilly Media, Inc. Dale has been instrumental in many of O'Reilly's most important efforts, including founding O'Reilly Media, Inc. with Tim O'Reilly. He was the developer and publisher of Global Network Navigator (GNN), the first commercial Web site which launched in 1993 and was sold to AOL in 1995. Dale was developer and publisher of Web Review, the online magazine for Web designers, and he was O'Reilly's first editor. Prior to developing MAKE, Dale was publisher of the O'Reilly Network and he developed the Hacks series of books. Dale is the author of "Sed & Awk." Dougherty was a Lecturer in the School of Information Management and Systems (SIMS) at the University of California at Berkeley from 1996 to 2000.
This free podcast is from our Jon Udell's Interviews with Innovators series.