“That’s the point. You can’t print or fab these. They’re wonderful because they’re so well made and so well used!” (Doctorow 188)

We have talked a lot about what we gain in the shift to desktop industrialization. But what do we lose?Frayed and torn old jeans

And is there anything more beautiful than a sweater? You wash it once a season. It collects smells. It gains holes and loses buttons and the cuffs stretch out, but it is never really trash. This is so unlike three-D printed objects for obvious reasons I need not even recite.

So are we going about our projects wrong? Should we take Katie Hatam’s lead and make items that involve true craftsmanship, and use three-D printed objects only for the parts that could never otherwise come to fruition?