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Productive Culture [Mar. 28th, 2005|02:13 pm]
Beemer
I followed a link to a very interesting essay today, and when I bounced up to the "Essays" page to see what else the author might have written of interest, discovered that there were already eight followed links from some unremembered previous visit. So it would seem that Paul Graham writes good stuff.

Why Americans make some things well and others badly.
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[User Picture]From: tdjohnsn
2005-03-30 12:10 pm (UTC)
You might like Virginia Postral's The Substance of Style:
How the Rise of Aesthetic Value Is Remaking Commerce, Culture, and Consciousness
as well. Even though the car industry is not keeping up, there are many other companies that are marrying substance and style like Apple does. She talks a lot about the cultural impulses behind it.
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