The Last Artisans

HERMAN      uh grew up watchin' mah pappy make modems with just
            a chisel an' hacksaw. course, things're different now...

BG MUSIC    drawn-out harmonica

NARRATOR    Herman McCowski is one of the last modem
            artisans in Tennessee. Modems are his life.

HERMAN      The hell is this!

Herman picks up an Ethernet cable that has fallen out of his
teenage son's backpack.

HERMAN      The hell is this, boy? Don't you walk away when I'm talkin'
            to ya!"

He waves at the camera angrily -- "Put that thing away. Put it away."

INT         Herman weeping quietly in his workshop