Popular Mechanics asks:
Are hands-on skills — building things, fixing things, operating machines and so on — really in decline?
Short answer: Yes. At least for me. Sure, I can program computer code, replace a hard drive, change a tire and a few other things. But for the most part, if you ask me to nail one 2-by-4 to another 2-by-4 (is that the right phrase – "2-by-4"?), I’m as useless as an umbrella in the desert.