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'
He waves at the camera angrily -- "Put that thing away. Put it away."
INT Herman weeping quietly in his workshop