Posted by Steve Price on June 22, 1999 at 16:42:16:
In Reply to: Re: Are better rugs peferentially preserved?/Harry's post posted by H. Ulfan on June 22, 1999 at 16:17:20:
I'm sorry if I gave you the impression that the technical factors I mentioned are the whole of it. They aren't, of course, but I think they are significant contributors to the likelihood that a rug will be preserved. That is, I believe that there will be some correlation (not a perfect one!) between those things and the value placed on a rug. I am more likely to bend over to pick up a quarter from the sidewalk than to pick up a nickle, but will usually do that for a nickle. I rarely do so for a penny. Same principle. People are likely to exert more effort for some thing that's worth more.
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