27 February 2015

Design by Committee

I can guess at the logic behind the quorum of 369 members; there's no chance of a tie should the designers have to vote on whether to include the mirror or the swinging stool on the final list of features for this 1925 cabinet. But just who were these women? High-school home economics teachers? Housewives? FOBs [Friends of Boone]? Assembly-line workers at the Campbell-Smith-Ritchie Company? Anonymous ninety years after the fact, they deserve our belated thanks for recognizing the critical importance of the built-in coffee mill.

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