Archive for the ‘whatif’ Category

The cost of a brick

Posted by: James on: Monday, 29th October, 2012

I have a recurring thought when I look up at tall buildings: how much would a brick cost? I’m not talking about a batch of bricks, or even a single brick bought from a building supplier: I’m talking about that brick right there – that brick in that position – how much? Boston is all […]

What if we scrapped presents?

Posted by: James on: Tuesday, 20th March, 2012

Why? Because much of the time they are completely wasteful. That pen and binoculars set you got from your auntie three Christmases in a row. Where did they end up? “But I might need this one day.” That there is shorthand for “I won’t use it, but I’d feel bad getting rid of it.” Why […]


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