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NewsFocusing on the work, not the methodology PinstaffTerrence Dorsey7-Feb-13 9:28 
News37 Percent of PC Users Migrate Activities to Mobile Devices PinstaffTerrence Dorsey7-Feb-13 9:28 
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NewsWhat Happened with LEGO? PinstaffTerrence Dorsey7-Feb-13 9:27 
GeneralRe: What Happened with LEGO? Pinmemberlewax007-Feb-13 10:28 
GeneralRe: What Happened with LEGO? PinstaffTerrence Dorsey7-Feb-13 10:30 
GeneralRe: What Happened with LEGO? PinmemberBrisingr Aerowing7-Feb-13 12:10 
GeneralRe: What Happened with LEGO? PinmemberDan Neely8-Feb-13 2:51 
Quote:
Many who received their first LEGO set in the early 1990’s are now adults looking forward to buying a LEGO set for their first child or for themselves. When we are younger, we do not fully understand how money works. We do not realize that a large LEGO set can require hours of work to earn. We only know what we want. I would wager that it isn’t until our first jobs that we can fully appreciate the value of money. We all wanted the large sets as kids and we didn’t realize how hard our parents had to work for them.

 
Most of the big lego sets I got between ~8 and 12 years old I paid for myself from a 'job' that paid maybe 50c/hour on a good day (for the few years after that I spent most of my pocket money on shareware cds and used pc games). At the time my dad was an auto mechanic and hauled all the worn/broken parts for scrap. Most of it was just iron and went strait from the garage to the recycling center; but anything with copper/aluminum was set aside because the pure metals sold for ~10x the price for mixed. Anything I was able to tear apart was mine to sell at the higher rate.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, waging all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
--Zachris Topelius
 

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