Re: [Fwd: IP: Computers to pass on tricks of trade]

Anders Sandberg (
11 Jan 1999 18:55:54 +0100

Brian Atkins <> writes:

> Who was it that was arguing you couldn't learn skills over the
> net?

Me :-)

> According to the plan, computers will be used to analyze minute movements of
> the eyes, limbs and muscles of welders, turners and other skilled workers.
> The recorded data would then be analyzed and digitally and graphically
> processed so that young trainee workers could learn the techniques of
> skilled masters of their chosen trade.
> Full Story:

OK, a kind of digital taylorism. Fortunately for my argument this isn't the kind of skills I was arguing about (hacking skills, engineering ability, controlling an assembler or factory robot).

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