Edit: Found it.
I see someone already mentioned his name (Matthew Crawford) below.
"...author Matthew B. Crawford questions the educational imperative of turning everyone into a "knowledge worker," based on a misguided separation of thinking from doing. Using his own experience as an electrician and mechanic, Crawford presents a wonderfully articulated call for self-reliance and a moving reflection on how we can live concretely in an ever more abstract world."
I enjoyed reading that book and it relates to the topic.
I remember reading that 'industrial arts' were trashed in favour of computers and to prepare for the coming of the 'information era'.
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