Mike Rowe to Congress:  “We need to change the way the country feels about work.”

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!


I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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