[Tagging] sneaking in tags in the wiki
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Thu Sep 16 18:17:24 BST 2010
On 17 September 2010 00:40, M∡rtin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
>> It's somewhere between hobby and industrial...
> It is not industrial, because it operates at a much smaller scale and
> there is less division of labour.
> it's not hobby, because they are all professionals, what is the
> opposite of hobby, but you can do all this stuff as hobby as well (and
> then it wouldn't be "craft" but hobby). It is something archaic,
> referring to the middleages and to guilds. We actually still have the
> guilds (kind of) in Germany. It has to do with traditions, permission
> to do work in certain regulated professions, and so on. Basically they
> control the formation/education of people in their field of operation
> and used to control the market. Since not so long ago this changed a
> bit due to the European Community, but there is still a lot of
> reference to old traditions, especially in certain professions like
> carpentry (see these pictures to get an impression):
So in other words, craft is somewhere between hobby and industrial...
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