Can Gadgets Become Heirlooms?

Heirlooms are significant objects – often jewellery or prized items – passed through generations. But as our priorities in life change, will our choices of heirlooms as well? Will I find myself entrusting an original Game Boy to my child one day?

Ellen Lupton has a wonderful piece in the NYT discussing heirlooms, their place in our world and whether they will even have such a place in the future. I recommend giving it a read while pondering what you’d want to pass on to your offspring. [NYT]

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