From: Wade T. Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed 05 Mar 2003 - 19:33:49 GMT
On Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at 01:18 PM, memetics-digest wrote:
> the recreation and restoration of old cars is almost a
> fulltime industry in the U.S.
Twist it anyway you want, you will not see a _new_ T in anyone's
garage. Restoration is not newly manufacturing, and there is no way
anyone would _newly_ make a T.
Perhaps they might make a new 'retro' T, much like the PC Cruiser which
is very popular, but, there will be no new T's.
However, to address your main point, yes, there is a small but
industrious culture actively restoring and showing T's.
My direct point is that, if this industrious culture were gone, would
anyone make a T?
No, they would not.
Let me turn to plastering, to more precisely show the correctness of my
position. Would you agree that there is a lost art of plastering that
will not be rediscovered? How about tinctures of medieval paints? How
about varnishes for violins? The list of extinct cultural techniques is
practically endless, even within recorded history.
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