"Open design can be viewed as the latest in a long line of similar developments, starting with the first PCs – the Ataris, the Amigas, Commodores and Sinclairs – the arrival of the internet, of mobile communication. It it often the same people who are involved in these initiatives again and again. These are the pioneers of our time, people with that hacker-artist-activist attitude. They are not taking the world at face value, a given from outside; rather, they see the world as something you can pry open, something you can tinker with."
Introduction of Open Design Now, p.17 – Bas van Abel, Roel Klaassen, Lucas Evers & Peter Troxler