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August 16, 2005
As the modern shopper longs for his/her lost "artisanal" cheese

Thus, as of now, the craftsmen are not expected to be bothered with the technical, structural and aesthetic problems involved in the building process. The task of designing the building has become a job of specialists or professionals.

Each worker, regardless of the activities in which he specializes, would be given specific instructions to finish the tasks assigned to him by an engnieer or a contractor. He need not know how his share of the work would contribute to the whole structure or how the building would look like after the work is completed.

from "From Artisanal to Commoditity Production of Buildings: A Study of Organisation and Production of Labour Process in the Building Industry of Kerala" by K. N. Harilal (.pdf)

number of cans of Campbell's Soup sold daily worldwide: 100, for every day of the year