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From Griggo (“Newspapers are going away.  That’s too bad.”), a lovingly-curated collection of misjudgments, mistakes, and malaprops from newspapers around the country and the world…

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More, more, more here!

As we rethink our holiday plans, we might offer a thoughtful Happy Birthday to Lewis Mumford, the architect, cultural critic and historian of technology; he was born on this date in 1895.

Unfortunately, once an economy is geared to expansion, the means rapidly turn into an end and “the going becomes the goal.” Even more unfortunately, the industries that are favored by such expansion must, to maintain their output, be devoted to goods that are readily consumable either by their nature, or because they are so shoddily fabricated that they must soon be replaced. By fashion and build-in obsolescence the economies of machine production, instead of producing leisure and durable wealth, are duly cancelled out by the mandatory consumption on an even larger scale.

– Lewis Mumford, The City in History

Written by LW

October 19, 2008 at 1:01 am

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