Rise of the Factory, Death of the Artisan

David Bonazzi - Death by Amazon

Americans Don’t Make Things Anymore – But We Used To

The movies. The assault rifle. The robot that’s about to take your job. In universities nationwide the history of technology is exploding as an academic field. It’s not so much the study of technology itself, but of the very complicated relationship between technology and human beings.

Americans often complain that we don’t make anything in this country anymore. We certainly did back in the day. The Industrial Revolution may have started in England, but by 1900 the United States was the #1 industrial power on Earth. We'll break-down the rise of the factory, the death of artisanal work, the bloody battles of the early labor movement, why being first doesn’t really matter in the technology business, why we stopped making things, and why not making things anymore is maybe a good thing.

*This Olio cost $25 as it is an intensive 2-hour seminar with Lawrence Cappello that includes complimentary drinks*




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