Came across this in today's International Herald Tribune. Dyson has some pertinent points, the best of which are as follows:
'Getting rich by making things is sort of dirty. That view pervades our culture.'
(On how he was steered toward the classics and warned that if he did poorly in school he would end up in a factory.)
'It starts with the government, oddly... talking up and backing big engineering projects.'
(On how the UK can change deep-seated cultural views toward engineering and manufacturing.)