The article selects a specific medium (e.g. CAD) on which to pin its message. The article engenders a discussion beyond any one medium. As everything in the developed world continues to converge we are increasingly forced to focus on 'good enough,' which often isn't.
In the U.S., at the top of the economic food chain, we feel the need to shave wherever possible in order to stay on top. This means the niceties of exacting fit'n'finish become cost items, extras we convince ourselves customers aren't willing to pay for. In many cases, our customers are in the same situation and, indeed, cannot pay for anything beyond good enough.
This article itself is a classic self-representation of the topics it decries. It is replete with a lack of grammar checking, spell checking, and the like (e.g. 'thee' instead of 'the', and so on). Not looking to dwell on typos to the detriment of the message, but it is it’s own best example of the problem at hand.
Editor, where were you before this was posted?