[date Thu, Sep 8, 2011 at 1:41 PM]
The alarm bell has been ringing non-stop for years. The able are old and retiring. The young? For the most part, amiable but unable.
Gubermint solution? You don’t want to know….. it will only upset you.
Source of problem? Now THAT’S an interesting question.
Anyone who knows me well and many people who are acquainted with my daily activity will conclude that I spend a lot of time “mechanically occupied”.
Those who have been in my presence while working on machinery over the years will have noticed my degeneration……. At one time (ah! the folly of youth!) I loved to take things apart, see how they worked, repair them, and on to the next. Now when I take something apart the most likely reaction I have is a continuous stream of vindictive, cursing the engineers / designers / builders of the machinery I’m tinkering to fix. What happened? Was it me…………… or ……………… them?
How is it that a vehicle built in 1939 is easier to work on, cheaper to fix, and gets better fuel mileage than an equivalently sized vehicle of today? What would happen if the miracle of computer control, the miracle of metallurgy, the miracle of robotics were used to produce a modern equivalent of a ’32 Ford sedan?
I’m not a fan of Maclean’s Magazine. I found the following article to be very insightful. Take a read: