David Proctor writes, "I'm a Master's candidate at Minot State University doing research for a thesis on the Maker Community. Specifically I am trying to understand what motivates people to make and how the community defines itself. To that end I have created a short 7 question questionnaire that I need your help with. The questionnaire is here.
"I believe that this research will really help form a better understanding of this movement and how it will impact the future economy and social construct. If you know of anyone else who is part of the DIY or Maker Community please forward this along. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me."
Understanding the Motivation of Makers
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