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A dear architect friend, having recently toured the architecture facilities at Yale, left impressed with the wide range of fabrication tools available to its students—from highly sophisticated 3D printers and digital routers to plastic and foam laser cutters. He surmised there must be a whole new range of methods being taught using these tools and began contemplating matters. It dawned on him that students had access to such resources only during their time at school, and once past graduation, they would never again see such sophisticated machinery. It struck him as sheer folly that they would be taught on one level of technology, only to practice for decades on another level using outmoded means—the equivalent of surgeons training with robotic equipment and then having to perform actual operations using hand drills from Home Depot.