A new Kickstarter project aims to fund the production of model trains for an extremely niche group of people. The way this is being made possible offers an insight into the future of manufacturing.
The Guardian newspaper in Britain, which has been providing access to its content through its Open Platform project for a little over a year on an experimental basis, says the project is now “open for business” and that it wants to partner with developers and companies.
While newspapers like the New York Times are putting up paywalls, The Guardian in Britain is not only giving its content away to readers but to developers, too, through its open API. Developer Chris Thorpe says the idea is to turn the paper into a platform.