Machinery has harnessed the forces of nature in the service of man. Man can fly in the air; he can send messages thousands of miles away; he generates electricity from waterfalls. All this he has done with the aid of machinery. For such jobs, the use of machinery is indispensable.
The craftsman with the superior skill had disappeared. Such skill is no longer necessary. The only type of skill that is needed now is to run the machines. The man who made the Dacca muslin has now only to look after the running of a machine. What a great national loss!