Unformatted text preview: objects, many almost identical to the casual observer. George can identify each nut and bolt and screw on sight, … and he knows where , exactly, in the store it is kept. He can tell you its cost. And he can tell you the name – and often the phone number – of the company that makes it. His command of the inventory is such that the [hardware shop owner] has never had to invest in a computer to track it....
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- Fall '10
- George Kramer, Metropolitan section page, run-down hardware shop, hardware shop owner