Making is Manufacturing

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POP QUIZ: What's the cleanest energy source on the planet?

ANSWER: Creativity!

And if the 5th annual Maker Faire at the San Mateo County Event Center was any indication, creativity is alive and well and living in California.

80,000+ people, grown-ups and kids alike, attended over the weekend to gawk, make stuff and play with each other.

"It's one part crafts festival, one part Renaissance Faire and three parts giant flaming robots," Christina Wodtke of Palo Alto told the San Francisco Chronicle.

BTW, here's the Forum segment Dave Iverson conducted last Friday with Dale Dougherty, founder of the Maker Faire and editor of Make Magazine, among others:

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About Rachael Myrow

From KQED’s Bureau in San Jose, Rachael Myrow covers politics, economics, technology, food and culture in a vast region extending from Burlingame to Edenvale to Fremont. This follows more than seven years waking at 3 am to host the daily version of KQED's California Report, broadcast on NPR affiliates throughout the state during NPR's Morning Edition. She still guest hosts for The California Report and Forum, blogs for Bay Area Bites, and files for NPR and PRI’s The World. Before KQED, she worked for Marketplace and KPCC in Los Angeles. Follow @rachaelmyrow

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