Be Part of the Maker Revolution
In the early 1980s, the words “personal” and “desktop” revolutionized computing, mostly by massively expanding the number of people who had access to it. The first PCs weren’t more powerful than the industrial mainframes of the day, but they were personal. The real revolution was not the machines themselves, but who could use them and what we did with them. Allowing everyone access to computing unleashed a huge amount of creativity and innovation in software and content, as regular people found ways to apply computing to their own lives.
(via Be Part of the Maker Revolution : Innovation :: American Express OPEN Forum)