Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Has the extinction of machining extinguished something else?

This is not new. An
end of craftsmanship 
has been announced for 
thousands of years.

Every generation
lives with less of
what it was, more
of what is left.

Ours was the last
to know the silk in
the machine, and to
sense the passion in
their feel, their heft,
their balance in use,
inspiring concentration.

One fine day,
maybe none of
the senses will
be needed to
make pictures.
Ketchup, after
all, is already
a vegetable.

iv, Gordon Willis for Francis Coppola

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