by Cory Doctorow
The thing I love most about Doctorow's books is that the future never feels farfetched or impossible and technology is something that anyone can grok if they have time, patience, and curiosity. In Makers, we follow a movement called "New Work": a sort of New Deal for the future, except that it's funded by private business instead of government. The movement spawns inventions, creates jobs, and changes the way that people interact with technology. Doctorow's geeks are inventive and endearing, and the stuff they make is amazing.