Message #57:
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 
Subject: Glass Insulators Will Go The Way Of The Buffalo
Date: Sun, 26 Jan 97 10:41:00 MST
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[ Mr. Sturgess refers to SASIG Message 29.  
Dare we venture to say there are many professional anthropologists and 
archaeologists who first were interested as young collectors, who only 
later discovered greater purposes in understanding and explicating human 
behavior and material culture -- SASIG Ed. ]

From: James A. Sturgess 

I am heartened by your ethos, and your use of scripture, to question the 
borrowers of the insulators.  In the past, I too shared guilt for the 
tragedy of the commons, wherin things that werent anybodys, were available 
for the claiming.  The insulators will go the way of the buffalo, and I 
venture that prices will someday amaze us.  We used to ride in boxcars. on 
the freight lines, and toss rocks and railroad spikes up at the insulators 
as we roared down the tracks.  I remember hitting one, once, out of hundreds 
of tries.  Those days are passed, but now they seem not unlike shooting at 
buffalo from trains.