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  •  You know, more than once lately... (6+ / 0-)

    ...I've thought that if I could go back and do it all over again, I'd be strongly inclined to skip most of college and put myself in an apprenticeship program.

    Craftsmanship (and the decline thereof) is one of my pet topics, both in terms of society and as a matter of aesthetics. Too many artists in all fields have been taught to bypass craftsmanship for "creativity," when thoroughly learning the skills first actually leads to more creative freedom.

    I could rant on and on about this. :-) Interesting article, Phil!

    There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

    by slksfca on Sun Jul 22, 2012 at 05:35:28 PM PDT

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    •  I grew up with that "can do" spirit--got it from (6+ / 0-)

      my dad...he would tackle anything.
      One of the hardest things I've had to do in this downsizing has been to give up my full workshop.
      And, with no sons, but only one SIL to give anything to, it was not easy.
      And, yup--SIL is a techie, hardly knows a screwdriver from a hammer--- but he does have other skills.
      Craftsmanship forces you to think thru to solutions, to complete something tangible.

      I'm not yet sure what the techies have done for me in a tangible way....
      I can have the fancy iPad, but what happens when the faucet is leaking???

    •  Not enough respect for old technology (6+ / 0-)

      technology is about problem solving, and sometimes old solutions are incredibly illuminating.

      Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

      by elfling on Sun Jul 22, 2012 at 06:45:39 PM PDT

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