[Homestead] What some of it means
Don Bowen KI6DIU
don.bowen at earthlink.net
Tue Sep 25 12:41:47 EDT 2007
At 9/25/2007, you wrote:
>That is, we can't earn our collective living by washing each other's clothes.
> We cannot shuffle papers from one side of a desk to the other, hook up each
>other's computers, coordinate and facilitate this and that ... and expect
>it will result in food on the table and fuel in the tank.
That has been one of the things I try to say. Most work we do is make
work, jobs that are little more than shuffling something on to someone
else. The real jobs, people who make things or teach are disappearing and
are given less importance all the time.Arranging a "deal" seems to be more
important than teaching a kid to read or growing a good tasting tomato.
We are busily selling the same case of tuna over and over to
ourselves. One of these days someone is going to have to open a can to eat
to find it full of stink.
Don Bowen Awl Knotted Up KI6DIU
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