pieces of metal and plastic

From: e.tedeschi <e.tedeschi_at_ndirect.co.uk>
Date: Tue Jun 24 02:16:20 1997

Dear Friends,

There is no desire from my part to start another flame war (but a
discussion, yes) but in answer to the many that have expressed (here or
privately) their total disinterest for the *meaning* the *history* and
the *culture* behind our collections may I ask them to consider what
their machines would mean without somebody behind (or rather in front)
of them. Machines are just pieces of metal and plastic. They mean
something because they are related to the minds, fingers, emotions,
life, behaviours and destinies of the people behind them. YOU love so
much that piece of hadware for what it meant to you (or to somebody else
you are related with), to your life, to your history of for it meant to
the history of mankind.

So I am asking *you*, lover of the hardware to reconsider your thoughts
and ask yourself what would your collection mean without all of the
above. I, for one, will be glad to learn that you had second toughts
about this. In either cases it could be useful to read here your

Enrico Tedeschi, 54, Easthill Drive, BRIGHTON BN41 2FD, U.K.
tel/fax +(0)1273 701650 (24 hours) or 0850 104725 mobile
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Received on Tue Jun 24 1997 - 02:16:20 BST

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