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Make Magazine / Boing Boing on Martha Stewart ! Answered

While I was paying bills in the back my wife called me out front to see a portion of the Martha Stewart Show that she said I would be interested in.

Make's Editor in Chief, Mark Frauenfelder demonstrated such things as the VCR cat feeder, cigar box guitar, and Vibro-bots on the show.

Make's site currently has this on their front page @ Makezine.com

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kelseymh

9 years ago

Wow, that is cool, and really appropriate. We may not like her, but Martha Stewart is very much a maker, and a strong advocate of the maker philosophy.

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GoodhartTool Using Animal

Reply 9 years ago

I like her attitude on making things.....some things are not things I'd have in my home however :-)

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kelseymhGoodhart

Reply 9 years ago

I think that's generically true of any maker -- there are a lot of things on this site that I wouldn't want to have in my home :-) But Ms. Stewart has been advocating for, and demonstrating by example, the Maker ethic for many years before either MAKE Magazine or I'bles existed. And the fact that she developed a cadre of millions of enthusiastic fans says a lot for just how compelling that Maker ethic can be.

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Goodhartkelseymh

Reply 9 years ago

Oh I agree. The only thing I am upset about is that her empire did crush some of the upstart makers......a few years before her incarceration, there were at least 2-3 other shows on with a very similar MAKE @ HOME theme, but they all fell to the wayside, not because they weren't good (I can't remember the names off the top of my head), but because they couldn't complete. I watched one of them on a regular basis back then (before I started in here).

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Doctor WhatTool Using Animal

Reply 9 years ago

Who doesn't? Martha is a maker god. Before I was an 'ibler, I would watch her show, particularly for the gardening and cooking.

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caitlinsdadkelseymh

Reply 9 years ago

She could have collaborated on this. The admins had to draw the line at the "file in the cake" ibles.

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Goodhartcaitlinsdad

Reply 9 years ago

Yeah, that was because the Guards kept breaking their teeth on those files.....

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Goodhartkelseymh

Reply 9 years ago

Yes, I suppose that is very much so (it was kind of funny when her Vibro-bot worked and Mark's FAIL(ed) ;-)

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Kiteman

9 years ago

I thought she was in jail?

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KitemanLithium Rain

Reply 9 years ago

Sometimes the news is a little slow from the colonies...

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LftndbtKiteman

Reply 9 years ago

What? Martha is in jail? I'll have to contact the Sydney Morning Herald via the good ole' crank phone.

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GoodhartLftndbt

Reply 9 years ago

The operative word is was ;-)

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GoodhartKiteman

Reply 9 years ago

and then after her release she wore an ankle alarm and was under house arrest for a bit.

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caitlinsdadGoodhart

Reply 9 years ago

that was punishment for her awful Apprentice-like reality show...

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Goodhartcaitlinsdad

Reply 9 years ago

It couldn't be any worse than the original....I have been forced to spend time with my wife, while she watched it and I found it totally boring and obtuse.