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Links for Wednesday, January 10, 2007

  • New Scientist: Desktop Fabricator May Kick-Start Home Revolution – “The machine connects to a desktop computer running software that controls its operation. It then creates objects layer-by-layer by squeezing material from a mechanically-controlled syringe.
  • Welcome to the Fab@Home Home Page – “Fab@Home is a website dedicated to making and using fabbers – machines that can make almost anything, right on your desktop. This website provides an open source kit that lets you make your own simple fabber, and use it to print three dimensional objects.
  • Eightbar: Sears on IBM islands – “The whole concept is one of discovering how to help people preview goods in their environment.
  • Second Life Insider: IBM Brings Sears in World – “It is refreshing to see Sears taking the initiative in embracing new technologies and markets as they are emerging. Sears has a track record of pioneering new methods of sales, with the Sears catalog redefining sales in the late 19th century. Hopefully this will be a reemergence of the brand as a pillar of innovation.