December 28, 2007

He's got my number

From another Christmas book, Darren Wershler-Henry's The Iron Whim: A Fragmented History of Typewriting:

This search for meaning in the relics of the past is itself what creates their value. We have become a culture of amateur curators, where everyone is able to build meaning by buying and organizing someone else's trash. (pg. 17)
E.g., this set from Rockland Antique Mall

Posted by oook at December 28, 2007 07:51 PM

That sounds terrific.

Posted by: Bryan Alexander at December 29, 2007 11:45 AM