A few weeks ago I wrote about the problems at Maker Media, and suggested that maybe this might be a reflection of companies falling out of love with the maker community.

The good news is that Make is back, but the bad news is that it’s now a community. Bad news? Surely it’s good to be a community? OK, communities are good, but the decision to ask readers to pay to become community members is simply a reflection that companies aren’t going to underwrite the costs.

Corporate memberships are being offered, so hopefully we will see some money from the big companies supporting this great publication and the amazing events, but I can’t help feeling we’re now past the over-hyping of makers as potential customers.