The general topic in this piece concerns the interaction between technology and culture. My particular slant will be to review the various sub-cultures that are contained in the general activity of technology-intensive durable goods manufacturing. This pluralistic approach also reflects the various roles and perspectives that I have played in that context.
For over twenty years, I have been involved in the “manufacturing game”, and have witnessed many changes in that environment. However, two perspectives have been particularly critical in playing this role of a participant-observer. Continue reading