Why I Am Not a Maker: tech culture celebrates creation, ignoring those who teach, criticize and support | Atlantic

Every once in a while, I am asked what I make. A hack day might require it, or a conference might ask me to describe what I make so it can go on my name tag.Im always uncomfortable with it. Im uncomfortable with any culture that encourages you take on an entire identity, rather than to express a facet of your own identity (“maker,” rather than “someone who makes things”). But I have much deeper concerns. An identity built around making thingsof being a makerpervades technology culture. Theres a widespread idea that People who make things are simply different [read: better] than those who dont.

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I’m an engineer, bur I’m not a maker!

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