Monday, April 23, 2012

Cast of Thousands


     There’s a “natural curiosity” about the “humble, yet iconic” cast iron skillet. (says wdaley at the Chicago Tribune, April 18th)

     Cast iron is inexpensive. The technology for cast iron was around for hundreds of years. By the early 18th century it was being produced in increasing amounts for capitalist markets.

     The technology of cast iron allows for a further attenuation of all that is prized about pig iron. As if it were a gift from the Gods iron comes and offers a hint of what technology can do.

     Which is what, again?


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