Shop Class as Soulcraft


A good article on a topic that has come up here a number of times is in The New Atlantis http://www.thenewatlantis.com/archive/13/crawford.htm
Much of the "jobs of the future" rhetoric surrounding the eagerness to end shop class and get every warm body into college, thence into a cubicle, implicitly assumes that we are heading to a "post-industrial" economy in which everyone will deal only in abstractions. Yet trafficking in abstractions is not the same as thinking...
Summary lifted from a site I read, MetaFilter. http://www.metafilter.com/mefi/54601
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