If you were studying the evolution of hackerspaces the year 2008 would stick out as the “cambrian explosion”. It was when the movement grew from being 2 or 3 spaces in europe, to hundreds of hackerspaces around the world. And it was in 2008 when Bre Pettis, Astera Schneeweisz, and Jens Ohlig began chronicling the beginning of these new spaces. Three years later they are now offering that chronicle free for the world to read. If you are planning on starting a hackerspace or similiar creative space and your mind is filled with excuses on why you should’nt start one. This book is a must read, showing you really have no excuse not to start one.