Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Praxis: Low-tech. Wave of the future?

Courtesy of John Robb at Global Guerrillas, a link to Low-tech Magazine.


Scott J said...

Browning developed the first 1911 prototypes in a shed with no electricity.

Foot powered lathe and hand tools.

Backwoods Engineer said...

It may be the wave of the future, but here in the present many techies like me are using CNC machines controlled by computers to turn out lower receivers for both rifles and pistols. Can't legally sell them, of course, but why would I want to?

Anonymous said...

The desire for "sustainability" is misguided. The Industrial Revolution happened BECAUSE of the division of labor.

That is, relying on importers, whether from other states or from those in other countries, who have specialized in particular tasks, makes everyone involved more wealthy through their respective comparative advantages.

(This is why it's not necessarily a bad thing to buy products from China.)

Please consider the following links:

The Firm and the Division of Labor

Defending the Undefendable (Chapter 23: The Importer) by Walter Block

Happy D said...

Thank you Mike. I am enjoying this already.