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Rust never sleeps
A new section from Stewart Brand's Maintenance on Books in Progress
In a new digression – CORROSION – Stewart Brand writes on rust, a constant nemesis in the battle to maintain:
DEFEATING RUST is an endless drudgery of oiling, greasing, brushing, scraping, cleansing, swabbing, painting, repainting, re-repainting, and finally discarding. All that hassle and expense is a strong incentive to devote a great deal of science and engineering to improve the situation. Thus maintenance issues are the force behind the anti-corrosion part of technological progress. We want to make rust just go away, and it just won’t. So we negotiate.