Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Pocket knife

I was just looking at my pocket knife after washing it to clean it out. I realized this thing is old. I got it when I was in Boy Scouts, back in 1979 or so. The Swiss Army logo got worn off 15 years ago. But the knife still works perfectly, and I expect it to be working perfectly long after I'm dead.

How many things these days are made with the expectation that they'll be in use and in good condition 80 years after they're bought?

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