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Chris Sonneveld
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Hi Caitlin

Thank you for the great post. I completely agree with what you’re saying. I got an opportunity to play with my first 3D printer a few weeks ago and that was through a public library. 3D printers to me are something a tech enthusiast with lots of money would go out ¬†and buy. Without having access to one through my local library I don’t know when I would have got to see one, let alone experiment with one. I remember 20 years ago when my father purchased a ridiculously expensive flatbed scanner for work and now I take photos of documents with my phone to scan them into my computer. I can definitely see 3D printing technology in most households within 20 years. Currently there is move to digital away from tangible objects but I think people are starting to realise that tangible is still necessary, you only have to see the popularity of physical books over e-readers.