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Consumerism V Craft


Has consumer culture blunted the desire to understand how things work? Has it lessened our appreciation of the effort that goes into making everyday objects? How has this impacted us and future generations of engineers? Why does craft matter & how does it apply to digital engineers? How can we combat the depreciation of craft?


Simon McCartney, currently engineer in HP Cloud Services, working on Designate, an open source DNSaaS solution for OpenStack. former developer, now operations focussed. links to tinker, needs to know how things work & why we do things.

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Tim Group The Scale Factory Speerhead Sonatype