September 06, 2009

Thirteen-piece Partitioned Display Box for Single Dozens Ladies' Seaside Hair Nets

Found in the street yesterday:


A "practical and exhaustive treatise intended to meet the requirements of Manufacturers and Traders," with chapters like "Two Interesting Two-Piece Ice-Cream Brick Boxes."


Posted by Dr. Frank at September 6, 2009 11:21 PM | TrackBack

Things we take for granted have a whole world of thought and practical experience behind them. Every man-made surface we see or touch was made by someone according to a plan, for a reason, for a price, that way and not some other way.

It is like Milton Friedman's pencil. A seemingly innocuous object is a window into a vast and complex web of human interaction and expertise.

Posted by: Lexington Green at September 7, 2009 10:21 PM
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