Re: Sam Gorden's Article

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Posted by Erol Abit on June 10, 1999 at 13:12:20:

In Reply to: Re: Sam Gorden's Article posted by Erol Abit on June 09, 1999 at 14:06:20:

: : Dear Friends,

: : Here is a link to Sam Gorden's article on RugLore with advice to new and potential collectors. It's worth a read.

: : Steve Price

: Dear Collectors,

: After having read Sam's article that, I believe, was written some years ago and also after having remembered a topic (paradigm shift) which was discussed here some weeks ago, my thoughts is swinging forth to back, back to forth...

: I know somethings don't change in time and many things in Sam's article remain same. BUT, if we are not passing nearby a "paradigm shift"... In this connection, does the internet have an impact on collecting, buying rules, learning market prices to make reasonable buys, exchanging knowledges through this enhanced communication way, etc? However, the change is not in the main points but in the details. But if collecting too is passing nearby a paradigm shift, even a small change in details will have a big impact on the whole.

: Regards,
: Erol

Dear Sam,

I hope you didn't understand me wrong when I was saying "...,I believe, was written some years ago". You might have written your article even some days ago but you are not saying anything about this new internet medium and its influences on collecting. That was the reason why I said it.

I think some collectors nowadays are buying rugs via internet and organizing clubs and show_and_tells on the net like on this site. So, this medium is causing somethings to change every day. However, it can be discussed that the changes are in good way or bad way. But there is certainly some changes that the traditional ways of collecting can not resist to.

I am not subscriber of HALI that people often mention on these boards. As fas as I understood, it is one of most famous, best magazines (journal?). Since I am not following it due to my economical reasons I can not be certain. But, I guess that Hali too does not include articles about "internet and collecting." I also guess that this medium with such discussion boards and with virtual journal pages like yours will take the positions of those magazines and journals even they resist much. It is certainly not an exaggeration if I say I am admirer of your work on the net which is worth to read for me. Many thanks for the articles and I wish you keep up the great work.

Best regards,
Erol Abit

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