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Last week I found an article by Madeleine Akrich that was published in 1998, even before I went to University. So I feel like I am really lagging behind. Mais, mieux vaut tard que jamais. In her paper, the Engineer, Sociologist and Director of the Centre for the Sociology of Innovation (CSI) in Paris focuses on users as innovators. These 14 pages on les utilisateurs, acteurs de l’innovation made my day — not only because it took very long to read it in French but also because it offers a good point of departure to think about valorisation practices, the interaction of experts and amateurs or the role of platforms for exchanging experiences and knowledge.

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