Lewis Mumford Quote

In my own household, for example, an electric refrigerator has been in service for nineteen years, with only a single minor repair: an admirable job. Both automatic refrigerators for daily use and deepfreeze preservation are inventions of permanent value. Though one cannot bestow any such unqualified commendation upon the design of the contemporary motor car, one can hardly doubt that if biotechnic criteria were heeded, rather than those of market analysts and fashion experts, an equally good product might come forth from Detroit, with an equally long prospect of continued use.


Megatechnic Costs and Benefits - The Myth of the Machine (1967-1970) - The Pentagon of Power (1970)

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In my own household, for example, an electric refrigerator has been in service for nineteen years, with only a single minor repair: an admirable job. ...

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In my own household, for example, an electric refrigerator has been in service for nineteen years, with only a single minor repair: an admirable job. ...

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In my own household, for example, an electric refrigerator has been in service for nineteen years, with only a single minor repair: an admirable job. ...

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In my own household, for example, an electric refrigerator has been in service for nineteen years, with only a single minor repair: an admirable job. ...