This book excerpt refers to why 3d printing will catch on quickly.
“….referring to the adoption of 3d printing as a business and consumer tool.
It’s mobile. It goes with you. It puts power in the hands of the consumer. It makes little businesses look like big businesses. It evens the playing field. We don’t even know the capabilities. We don’t know where the technology is heading. It opens up whole new industries. It opens markets. It builds better competition. It forces businesses to rethink their business models. It’s a cottage industry and it’s a conglomerate. Some of us knew about the technology for years. Some of us are just discovering it, but can already compete with the “old guard.”
Of course, we are talking about voice mail here, right? No, this must be cell phone technology. Actually, wasn’t this what everyone was saying about downloadable music?
Can’t some nasal off-tune singer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin upload a song to ITunes and compete with The Beatles?”