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 Encoding: 21 TEXT [ 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.