"HONG KONG -- Space is at a premium in Hong Kong, one of the most
densely populated places on Earth, where even window dimensions are
included in the size of properties."
"One designer has taken that concept to the extreme and squeezed 20
rooms into a 330-square-foot apartment."
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Cool indeed, but think about living there on a daily basis. I'm in no
way putting down the guy's ingenuity and engineering ability, but we
would certainly need to adapt our habits to live there.
When I boil pasta, I don't hang around the kitchen waiting for the
water to boil or the pasta to cook. I do however check it on a regular
basis. Going in and out of a room that sometimes exists, sometimes
doesn't could get pretty inconvenient.
Trying to watch a football game while cooking would be next to
impossible since you lose the TV (heck, you lose the TV *room*) when
you use the kitchen counter.
You'd better make your popcorn *before* you start the movie. ;-)
I'm sure that there are many other ways that we multi-task in our
stationary homes and apartments that couldn't be done in that place.
I wonder where he kept all his stuff while he was building the
systems. Even more curious - think about trying to actually *install*
the system in such a tight space. That must have been an engineering
feat unto itself.
I remember that they did these experiments on mice or guinea pigs I
dont remember which- in the 1970s where they were forced to breed in
close quarters and after a while they started to attack and kill each
other. No wonder every once in a while they go crazy and kill
The question was actually in reference to the sentence structure that
Her paragraph discusses mice and guinea pigs and how *they* (the mice
and guinea pigs) "started to attack and kill each other."
She then immediately followed that (in the same paragraph) with "No
wonder every once in a while *they* go crazy and kill kindergarten
From a strictly English language perspective, that means that the mice
and guinea pigs were killing the children.
P.S. Yes, I read the news often.
re: 'We arent discussing mice or guinea pigs or even the Chinese on
an alt.home.repair forum."
You brought up all three! (even if you did do it in an grammatically
If fact, you continued to discuss the mice or guinea pigs when you
responded with "The rodents did NOT start attacking their own UNTIL
the population went over a threshold."
If that's not a discussion, what is?
I remember reading about that, in my psych text books. Over crowding
leads to agression -- like the gangs on the streets of Bronx. And like
lab rats who go on the rampage and kill kindergarden children.
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