Saturday, May 5, 2007

The Insanity Plastic

You know what I'm talking about. Everything new that I buy comes in "packaging" apparently made from unusable industrial diamond fragments woven into an invincible carbon-fiber shell. It is, to quote the Washington Post, "resistant to scissors, razor blades, and loud swearing."

It also sends 6,400 people per year to the emergency room.

I usually think Wendell Berry is a little over the edge (in his environmental ideas, not his personal ones), but, if the insanity plastic is the price of progress, sign me up as a neoluddite.

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