Are You a Professional?
What does it take to make someone a professional? Our guest says that question was easier to answer in the Middle Ages... when the term first came into usage.
But he also says if we give serious consideration to the historical meaning, many people would begin to see their work differently.
And a clear sense of inspiration might just follow.
Note: This is an Insight encore originally aired on January 30, 2014.
Peter D. Norton, PhD - Historian specializing in culture and technology. Author of Fighting Traffic: The Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City (MIT Press). Professor of Science, Technology, and Society at the University of Virginia.