AUSTIN, TEXAS--I'm in the Texas capital for the first Maker Faire to be held here, and the gates will open to the public in 16 hours.
Yet, even at this late date, after nearly two full days of setup, less than half of the exhibitors, or "makers," have shown up yet.
Which means that as you walk around the spacious grounds of Austin's Travis County Fairgrounds, it feels empty. Sure, there are dozens of makers already on hand, some of whom have put up some truly wonderful stuff.
But everywhere you look, there's space that, … Read more