The Case for Working With Your Hands

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/24/magazine/24labor-t.html?_r=1&emc=eta1&pagewanted=all

The Case for Working With Your Hands

Monica seemed a perfectly sensible person and gave no outward signs of suffering delusions. She didn’t insist too much on what she was telling us, and it became clear she was in a position similar to that of a veteran Soviet bureaucrat who must work on two levels at once: reality and official ideology. The official ideology was a bit like the factory service manuals I mentioned before, the ones that offer procedures that mechanics often have to ignore in order to do their jobs.

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