This should be seen for what it is. Etsy Damage Control. Why, after over a month since the Techonomy Conference does this video suddenly appear as a news story? So someone enlighten me. What ties does Etsy have to Forbes?***
10/21/2013 – Forbes – “Etsy CEO Chad Dickerson on Maker Culture”
September 2013 Techonomy Conference Video “Can The Maker Movement Remake America?” – featuring Chad Dickerson
This is the most insulting slam against artists and craftspeople I have ever heard:
From Techonomy (emphasis added): “What is the impact of the DIY economy beyond creating and selling knickknacks?”
Shame on you, Chad.
***James W. Bryer (Jim Bryer), an Etsy Board Member, is the President and Co-Founder of Accel Partners, one of the venture capitalist firms who owns Etsy. Jim Bryer is also on the Board of Twenty-First Century Fox along with Rupert Murdoch, CEO of Fox. Rupert Murdoch has ties with Steve Forbes. CEO of Forbes (Steve Forbes spoke out in defense of Murdoch during the 2011 News Corp. scandal.)