[LMB] OT: Why we still need paper books
howard at brazee.net
Wed Sep 21 14:28:24 BST 2011
On Sep 21, 2011, at 6:36 AM, Harimad wrote:
> Then why wear a t-shirt with text on it? I never understood that. Unless one is poor enough to have to wear what is available, or gifted to one, etc.
There are various ways of branding here. I can't buy a car without it having brand names punched into it. And Lacoste shirts have their little gator on it. (He was a tennis player nicknamed "The Crocodile).
People wear shirts with someone else's name on it to show their support of a particular sports team.
My wife likes her shirt that says Vorkosigan on it, and is delighted when a stranger recognizes it. And likes it when someone just asks what it is. It is a nice looking shirt. The name is over her heart with a leaf and mountain symbol embodied.
My son wears T-shirts with his interests (Dr. Who, Star Wars, etc) showing. His sons follow his taste here.
When I see someone with a shirt with the name of a golf course or vacation place, I have a conversational entry.
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