My interview with Other Machine Co. CEO Danielle Applestone, The (Female) Miller’s Tale, is up on The Economist’s Lookahead blog.
Ms. Applestone impressed me with her drive, her smarts, and her passion for making tools accessible to all of us would-be garage tinkerers. Not only is she a woman in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), and in manufacturing, but she’s also a woman who launches and leads successful companies.
I really enjoyed learning what her desktop milling machines can do. But the most compelling part of the interview for me was her personal story. As the daughter of a disabled veteran, she understood from an early age how good engineering and good design really can improve someone’s quality of life.
In other words, math, manufacturing and tech aren’t just about numbers; they’re about people.
Read more about the very cool Danielle Applestone, and about Other Machine Co., here.