Consumerism V Craft

Consumerism V Craft

Is consumerism harming our desire to understand how things work?

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Simon McCartney

November 12, 2013
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  1. Consumerism v Craft Simon McCartney slow mover @simonmcc Thursday, 14

    November 13
  2. anti-anti-snowflake Thursday, 14 November 13

  3. Has the rush to own things diminished our desire to

    understand how they work? Thursday, 14 November 13
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  5. Do you know how the things you own are made?

    Thursday, 14 November 13
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  7. Could you make fix any of the things you own?

    (Ikea doesn’t count) Thursday, 14 November 13
  8. Building an Apple I from parts Thursday, 14 November 13

  9. Roger W Smith • The Daniels Method • 32 individual

    skills required • 6 months to make a watch from scratch Thursday, 14 November 13
  10. quality is not something that we create in an instance,

    it’s something that takes time, it takes thought Thursday, 14 November 13
  11. Dieing Skills (in the UK at least) Thursday, 14 November

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  12. Why is understanding important? Thursday, 14 November 13

  13. When today’s machines get smarter, today’s young workers get poorer

    and sa Thursday, 14 November 13
  14. When today’s machines get smarter, today’s young workers get poorer

    and save less. - Jeffrey Sachs & Laurence Kotilikoff Thursday, 14 November 13
  15. HT Paul Rhodes Thursday, 14 November 13

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  17. http://lifehacker.com/5848640/how-do-i-fix-my-bricked-iphone-ipad-or-ipod-touch Thursday, 14 November 13

  18. Understand how things are made • So that you can

    fix them • So that you can automate them properly • So you can improve them Thursday, 14 November 13
  19. Credits • http://www.rwsmithwatches.com/ • http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24211691 • http://www.heritagecrafts.org.uk/index.php/ support/save-our-skills-appeal • http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8586172.stm

    • http://schmenk.is-a-geek.com/Apple.html • http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/ Thursday, 14 November 13