Screw Effort Is it art?: Screw Effort

By Jay on Friday, May 19, 2000 - 08:44 am:

    I was thinking the other day about effort and what makes something worth the effort it takes to produce. Where is the cutoff point when somehting is just to much of a pain in the ass to be worth the effort. The effort is usually directly proportional to the price. Then i was thinking about screws. Screws are pretty simple items. people pretty much take screws for granted, but there are like billions and billions of screws holding shit together on this planet. I'm not sure how they make all those screws, i have an idea, but if i had to make one single screw right now, i couldn't do it. not a screw i'd put any faith in anyway. however if you go to the hardware store to buy a box of say, one hundred screws, the price is relatively low.
    what i'm getting at is that the effort to produce screws can't be very high because the price is so low and dammit in the end motherfuckers need screws.

By semillama on Friday, May 19, 2000 - 06:25 pm:

    That's the magic of Industry!

By TBone on Thursday, July 6, 2000 - 06:52 pm:

    What about the effort to make CD's vs. Cassette tapes? Cassettes are more expensive to make. CD's are one or two pretty simple, if delicate steps, and are known to be dirt cheap to make in quantity. Cassettes have to be assembled after the parts are made, then recorded.

    The prices are backward.

    I don't know where I'm going with this.

By semillama on Thursday, July 6, 2000 - 07:07 pm:

    That's just where they want you.

By Jay on Thursday, July 6, 2000 - 10:14 pm:

    it's like that saying "worth your salt". back in the day they used to pay motherfuckers in salt. now you can buy a pound of salt for 69 cents.
    same with aluminum. shit was like 10 grand a pound a long time ago. now people don't think twice about throwing away a coke can.
    unless they're hurting for something to smoke out of.

By J on Friday, July 7, 2000 - 12:48 am:

    Is he not cute or what???

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