Monday, January 12, 2009
Mr. Edward Atkinson, 1881
"We are training no American craftsmen, and unless we devise better methods than the old and now obsolete apprentice system, much of the perfection of our almost automatic mechanism will have been achieved at the cost not only of the manual but also of the mental development of our men. Our almost automatic mills and machine shops will become mental stupefactories." Mr. Edward Atinson "Elementary Intsruction in the Mechanic Arts." Scribner's Monthly, April 1881.