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Re: [xml-dev] Do you enjoy neighborhoods where every house looksthe same?

On 08/28/2013 04:49 PM, Bill Kearney wrote:
> When in the process of shopping for a new door I discovered it was 
> cheaper to have one custom made than using a factory item.
> This for pre-hung in frame, with both inside and outside moldings, 
> double-pane glass, drilled for lock hardware and all mahogany 
> construction. Made by a local lumber yard that has it's own door and 
> trim shop.  Totally customized to match the curve of the porch roof 
> above it.  For about a grand less.
> It did, however, take about a month to get it made.  But worth the 
> wait, for both the look and the savings.
> What does that say for standardization harming choice?  Nothing, but 
> that was a bad analogy to start with.
Bill, that's fascinating.  I have to admit I didn't really investigate 
that option (although my door price less a grand would have been 
negative).  Like all examples, when you look at them carefully, they 
prove to be much more interesting than the generalizations we seem to 
like to make (please don't send boring examples to disprove this statement!)


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