[LMB] Economics - bathhouses and laundries

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Fri Nov 6 18:37:10 GMT 2015


On Thu, 21 May 2015 11:02:28 -0700, Tony Zbaraschuk <tonyz at eskimo.com>
wrote:

>On Thu, May 21, 2015 at 12:18:30PM -0400, Paula Lieberman wrote:
>> A long time ago i remember having a conversation with David G.
>> hartwell, in which he sad thta the very cloth that was made before
>> mass production, was a lot more durable, and clothing made from it
>> was more durable.
>
>Part of that is survivor effects -- the bad stuff got worn away,
>worn to nothing, used for patches and rags, so only the good stuff
>survives long enough for us to notice it later.

I *know* this is an old, old thread, but I was checking out your
postings and came across it, and it reminded me of this:

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/sep/25/experience-i-mine-for-denim


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