RE: Have We Entered a Post-Literate Technological Age?

Subject: RE: Have We Entered a Post-Literate Technological Age?
From: Peter Gold <peter -at- knowhowpro -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2009 03:26:13 -0500

A CRITIC AT LARGE about Matthew B. Crawfordâs âShop Class as
Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work.â In 1974, Robert Pirsig
published âZen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into
Values,â which featured anecdotes and reveries, interrupted by dense
seminars on technophobia and the malignance ofâ
by Kelefa Sanneh

http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/atlarge/2009/06/22/090622crat_atlarge_sanneh?currentPage=all

This article points out that Crawford has a PhD and has chosen to be
the proprietor of a motorcycle repair shop.

The issue of "how much about how much should a member of society
know?" has been discussed before. Many times. In varying degrees of
depth, plainly, and esoterically. The menu is generous.

As far as being able to expertly employ intuition, ingenuity,
instinct, science, manual skills, and a Swiss Army knife, to the
problems of survival, remember that MacGyver survived everything
except cancellation of the series.

Regards,

Peter
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