[LMB] Imperfect food

WILLIAM A WENRICH wawenri at msn.com
Fri Aug 19 12:20:15 BST 2016


As I understand it, maps are made with a (very) minor flaw to prove copyright. 

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> On Aug 18, 2016, at 6:18 PM, Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net> wrote:
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>>> On Aug 18, 2016, at 5:59 PM, A. Marina Fournier <saffronrose at me.com> wrote:
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>>> I believe that "perfection" is frowned upon in Islamic culture, and that all rugs (for instance) contain at least one deliberate mistake, because "perfection belongs to Allah".
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>> Traditional Navajo weavings also contain a flaw so that any evil spirits within can leave.
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> I suspect those traditions were developed for practical reasons.
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> An flaw made on purpose is not a flaw, but may be considered to be a different kind of arrogance.
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