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"The Website That Took Over Men's Media" article

Discussion in 'General EDC Discussion' started by oke, Mar 15, 2019.

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What's the main reason behind the gear you buy/collect/use?

  1. I've narrowed down the gear I use to what is essential for work and/or daily living

    12.5%
  2. I often upgrade and replace my gear to what is best for what I need to do

    50.0%
  3. The gear I have includes both what I use and what I collect

    37.5%
  4. I mainly collect gear and do not use a majority of the collection

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    0.0%
  1. oke

    oke Loaded Pockets

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    Got an email mentioning this article: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/wjm4yn/the-website-that-took-over-mens-media-v26n1

    I think that, even though the site referred to in the article started before this one (a whois lookup shows it was created in '05 versus '06 for this one), the author should've mentioned the influence/effect of other sites as well.

    And, why'd the terms 'everyday carry' and EDC catch on, when 'daily carry' or its abbreviation would be shorter/less to say? Seems more efficient, yet I guess DC would just confuse folks... :D

    Also, related to the 2 types of personalities the author recognizes in the article (those who really depend on their gear to survive or for their livelihood, and others with disposable income who can afford to have nice gear, yet may not really need or use them in their vocations), what's the reason for the gear you choose to buy/collect/use?

    Just wonderin'.

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  2. CV801

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    I buy it to use but I do like nice gear.


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  3. Gary Gross

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    Working in an office, most of my gear rarely gets used. But I have plenty of it, rotate daily and always have 90% of what I need/want on a daily basis.
     
  4. Getahl

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    I buy what I think I want (shinies!), but only really carry what I end up using on a regular basis.
     
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