The PC was a great invention and innovation. It gives the average person immense options to be productive. Mobile technology continues the innovate this trend.
The Maker Movement grows and allows you to invent. It gives you the power to 'print' prototypes of manufacturing parts. The Santa Cruz community is lucky to have startups, ie Makers Factory, that have these expensive printing machine. Students should definitely tap into this resource - the hub to think, create, and see in 3D models!