In 1953 the percentage of GDP from manufacturing was 28%. In 2012 it was at 12%. I'd call that a drop.
Between 1953 and 2012 the GDP has gone up by about 600% (adjusted for inflation), so that is still a net increase in manufacturing by a significant margin, just not as large of an increase as other sectors.
Was there not a piece the other day about how ACM and other such groups are seeing declining relevance? Oh yeah, this is computer tech, it is always more fun to reinvent the wheel then use the same one as old fogies.
Apparently even though he was promising the impossible (including something crazy like 3000% back on your contribution) yet KS did not take down the project.
That is what bothers me here, they allow all sorts of projects run that have no prototype or work done on them, but they kick a few randomly for no apparent reason.
But yeah, people who build their identity around something which has as its core appeal that it upsets people, pretty douchy. Esp since many of the most popular videos involve blowing fumes on 'wrong' people like prius drivers or women who dare to not be impressed with catcalls.