What’s in a Name? Freemaker is a composite.

FREEMAKER is a composite with more than one meaning. Foremost in the novel, Freemaker is a label, a title for the protagonist, Philip Machen. His name, Machen, means in German to make, and as the father of Makers, he is the source of Freemaker devices, concepts and dreams. He is the Freemaker. Could he also be a secular messiah? Freemaker is also intended to evoke sharing as a consequence of effortless production. Philip invents Makers and gives them away. He also urges people to copy … [Read more...]