Another good quote from Gustav Stickley that I think works as well for Open Source as for "Home Training in Cabinetwork". It's good to see that stuff from 1905 still has relevance nearly a century later.
The instinct of doing things is a common one, and can be made a source of pleasure, healthy discipline, and usefulness, even when the work is taken up as recreation...
When one has made with his own hands any object of use or ornament there is a sense of personal pride and satisfaction in the result, that no expenditure of money can buy, and this very fact serves to dignify the task and stamp it with individuality. 
If you'd rather look forward than backward, you might explore my ORN blog on XML for 2003.
 Bavaro, Joseph and Mossman, Thomas. The Furniture of Gustav Stickley (Linden Publishing: 1996), p.89, citing March 1905 issue of The Craftsman.