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English 111 B
21 March 2000
A Response to “Is Craft Dead”
Tom Zaffiri has written a truly biased article about craftsmanship.
Although he is right about how we live in a much more technologically
advanced society where most goods are mass produced, I can not see where
he can say a craftsman of the society of fifty years ago is inferior to the
craftsman of today. “In fact, carpenters of today are actually much better
craftsman of their counterparts of fifty years ago” (pg. 14). He is basing his
one-sided opinion merely on today’s technology.
I mean think of the truly magnificent structures that were constructed
long before than just fifty years ago. There has been skillful craftsmanship
probably since the spawn of man for crying out loud. Just because our
society has the knowledge to make buildings bigger and faster now doesn’t
make us superior to our preceding classes of craftsman. I worked doing
construction for three...
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