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‘That’s Not How We Used to Do It’

There has always been a certain ‘friction’ between new journeymen and the ‘old school’ guys about how things could and should be done.

Ever since the trades became “the trades” there have been masters teaching and apprentices learning. When apprentices studied and practiced long enough, to the satisfaction of their master, they became “journeymen.” Those were practitioners knowledgeable in, and adept at their craft, and able to practice it “at will” along the highways and byways of their travels (hence “journey” man). When these tradesmen had traveled enough, and practiced

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