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OK, so, maybe it’s a bit crotchety for Friday morning, and I’m doubtlessly preaching to the choir in this forum, but it’s hard not to cheer along with Mike Rowe’s Wednesday testimony before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. I want to quote the whole thing.

It occurred to me that I had become disconnected from a lot of things that used to fascinate me. I no longer thought about where my food came from, or how my electricity worked, or who fixed my pipes, or who made my clothes. There was no reason to. I had become less interested in how things got made, and more interested in how things got bought.

Update: Mike Rowe is coming to Maker Faire. Woohoo!

[via Boing Boing]

Bring back shop class!

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I write for MAKE, serve as Technical Editor for MAKE magazine, and develop original DIY content for Make: Projects.

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