At every CES up to this one, I always felt that both open source and user-in-charge were swimming upstream against a tide of proprietary “solutions” and user lock-in strategies. This year I can feel the tide shift. Lots of small things point toward increased user autonomy, originality, invention and engagement. The story isn’t just about What Big Companies Are Doing For You any more. It’s what you’re doing for yourself, and for whomever you like.