Sunday, July 5, 2015


A piece at the Wall Street Journal about lifelong collectors discovering that nobody wants to be bequeathed their collections - their grandchildren, digital natives, do not have the same feeling for the tactile and the solid-form

"For younger people, collecting seems to be less of a priority. Online pursuits take up much of the time once given over to baseball cards or sea shells, and the hunt for that rare Beanie Baby is less interesting now that it can be found instantly on eBay, said Dr. Montana Miller, an associate professor of popular culture at Bowling Green State University."

Do wonder what if anything my kids will make of my lifetime's lumber...  There may not be anybody left to sell it to even,  anyone who cares about a 2 Bad Mice 12 inch or a Prospective 21e Siecle LP.

1 comment:

  1. There's always Zero Freitas:

    (Well, I suppose there won't *always* be Freitas, but I imagine he plans for it to continue for some time after he pops off).

    I do like the idea of all these personal collections all glomming together into one huge mass.