Y no fridge fans?
Reading Collectible Auto magazine while eating, then struggling with the stupidly designed washing machine while doing the laundry. Convective conjunction.
We've always had lots of car fan magazines. Car fans know the names of the major body designers and engine designers, and can recognize the individual work in the metal.
In the '30s and '40s there were radio fan mags just like car fan mags. We recognized the cabinets and dials and schematics of various radio makers.
Why don't we have Fridge Fan or Washer Fan or Fan Fan magazines? Why don't we give credit and blame to the named designers of these machines, which get used more steadily than cars?
The absence of appliances is especially strange because the SAME design firms often worked on cars and radios and appliances. Raymond Loewy and Brooks Stevens and Norman Bel Geddes did all three types of machines.
Is it a gender difference? Women mainly use appliances, and women just don't get into the details of THINGS. They prefer the details of relationships.
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