Day 14 of 365 - Useless stuff - in use
"There is something about old and useless stuff that I find intriguing. I can, for example, go to a flea market and see all the useless junk, but I'm still somehow interested enough to check them out and explore these piles of stuff that are actually something what the seller would throw away if he weren't trying to sell it there. In other words garbage. You can also found odd stuff in forests, like couches and cars – at least in here, but probably there too. Sometimes they are so deep in the forest, it makes you wonder how people have managed to get them there. I guess the interest in old and useless stuff is in some way connected to 'user experience': you find them in accident and they feel like treasures or something. One could also use economics to explain that there is, unlike in super market, a natural scarcity of authentic junk, because every piece of scrap you found is in its own way a unique relic of life shaped by the time. So, it's important to keep eye on them."
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Toni Ahvenainen (1976)
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