Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - Chapter 25 and 26 Summary & Analysis

Robert M. Pirsig
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Chapter 25 and 26 Summary

The Narrator notes the ugliness of technological artifacts produced by technicians using traditional reason. These artifacts do not flow from a Quality process. Both the products and the technicians involved are degraded by this kind of value-free process. They arrive in White Bird and then follow the Salmon River in heavy, fast-moving traffic. The Narrator informs us that technology originally meant art, and that the ugliness of modern technology stems from the uncaring attitude of the producers of such. Opposed to this, the Narrator presents an example of Quality technology: the wall in Korea; he attributes it to the state of mind of its producers. He then elaborates on the importance of self-culture for establishing any kind of Quality in life. They arrive in Riggins and onward through a forested road to Dew Meadows, Tamarack, and then down into dry sandy country. The Narrator promises...

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