When replacing the old doorbell with a new intercom on our 1880's era Stick Victorian in San Francisco, we revealed the redwood paneling typically used for construction at that time. A naive 19th century view of there being a seemingly endless supply of natural resources led them to use redwood everywhere. Today, redwood is increasingly rare, expensive, and used sparingly.
In the future we will probably also seem naive about some things. I wonder what?
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