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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Did better fire supression in warehouses doom Building 19?

Did better fireproofing in warehouses doom Building 19? that's one unexpected takeaway from an interview in the Globe with the founder of the goofy seller of salvaged material that was a quirky Northeast institution before going belly up last month. Check it out here; the owner, known as Jerry Ellis in the stores' comic-book-y promotional materials, is delightfully honest and open.

By the way, if you don't think this is a geeky topic, you don't really understand geekery. To be a geek is to more interested in the details of a topic than society thinks you should be.

Understanding the topic, as much as the topic itself, is the goal - and finding unexpected connections (firefighting and "good stuff cheap!") is a real prize.