Re: [rp-ml] Desktop Factory

From: steve <>
Date: Thu Aug 31 2006 - 06:24:15 EEST

Adrian Bowyer wrote:
> Quoting steve <>:
>> Think cell phones (Free phone with 2 year contract!), or video game
>> consoles (which sell at about half what they cost to make - but then
>> run games that cost $10 to make but which sell for $40).
>> I'm fairly passionate about NOT letting this happen to 3D printers,
>> but sadly, it almost certainly will unless something like RepRap
>> happens.
> If I may say so, that's one reason why RepRap is important. No one can
> force you to buy cartridges when anyone can redesign the printer to do
> without them...


I think the other reason is that we wouldn't want DRM-encumbered
3D printers that could only make objects from designs purchased
from the manufacturer of the printer...just as video game consoles
will only play software purchased from the console manufacturer.
Received on Thu Aug 31 05:11:54 2006

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