I tagged this article for my file on 'pockets'. (I have a little obsession.) It made me think - I must have blogged about pockets, I'm always thinking about them.
But all I could find was this Wired column from about 4 years ago, which seems a long, long time ago now.
It doesn't appear to be strictly relevant.
These are some bits.
February 23, 2015 | Permalink
George Bernard Shaw said this:
"All professions are conspiracies against the laity."
It's discussed in a surprisingly chatty un-wikipedia-feeling wikipedia entry.
I always think about this when people discuss professionalisation.
This and Adam Smith:
"People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices."
February 18, 2015 | Permalink