Friday, 15 February 2008
At least according to Richard Sennett, in his book The Craftsman: according to Sennett, craftsmanship has not vanished from our world: it has migrated to other regions of human enterprise, so that the delicate form of skilled cooperation that once produced a cathedral now produces the Linux software system. Linux, for Sennett, is the work of a community of craftsmen â€œwho embody some of the elements first celebrated in the (Homeric) Hymn to Hephaestusâ€. There. See? The Cathedral and the Bazaar.
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