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: Laura Lemay <lemay -at- lauralemay -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2009 19:48:59 -0500

Hi, Laura!

On Fri, Aug 21, 2009 at 5:28 PM, Laura Lemay<lemay -at- lauralemay -dot- com> wrote:
> The "Shop Class" book is fascinating in concept and not very well written at
> all (IMHO). ÂYou can get 95% of the meat of the book from this well edited
> NYT excerpt:
>
> http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/24/magazine/24labor-t.html?_r=2&sq=crawford&st=cse&scp=1&pagewanted=all
>

Thanks for this link. I hadn't known of Crawford or his book until I
found it in a Google search for "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle
Maintenance."

I hadn't been clear about what I was looking for, until I saw it so
succinctly stated.

Regards,

Peter
__________________
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KnowHow ProServices

>
> On Aug 21, 2009, at 1:26 AM, Peter Gold wrote:
>
>> Â 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
>> Â 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
>> __________________
>> Peter Gold
>> KnowHow ProServices
>>
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RE: Have We Entered a Post-Literate Technological Age?: From: Peter Gold
Re: Have We Entered a Post-Literate Technological Age?: From: Laura Lemay

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