On Johnnie Moore’s Weblog today: open source is nothing new. Thomas Chippendale was doing it in the 18th century. It stands to reason: the fact there are so many Chippendales today, real and fake, is down to the man using these very ideas, ensuring a legacy that lasted centuries. Had he not promoted his styles in this fashion, then Chippendale would have been a far more obscure furniture designer and manufacturer, known only to specialists.
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