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What's the point of a tailor when you have replicators?

LtPondwater9

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Report this Sep. 08 2011, 3:14 pm

It could be a preference or a personal touch kind of thing. Like how some people go and have a suit or a dress custom made instead of buying a manufactured one off the rack at a store. 


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Report this Sep. 08 2011, 7:15 pm

Quote: Matthias Russell @ Sep. 08 2011, 7:03 am

>I can see that, but if a certain sect rejects technology, what are they doing on a space station? I would sooner expect an Amish person to be reading this post!


lol about the Amish. The comment wasn't meant to be taken so literally, but I'll play to it. Imagine a Bajoran custom - say a marriage ceremony - requires a bride's wedding dress be from raw grown material. Garak, as the case applies, could fulfill the custom. It's a rejection of technology, not necessarily as a way of life, but for a particular occasion.

guillermo.mejía

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Report this Sep. 08 2011, 7:51 pm

What's the point of knowing cooking with replicators?


I'm sure there's some kind of appeal to owning hand-made clothes rather than artificially produced, much like in our times.


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Report this Sep. 09 2011, 12:24 am

Quote: lostshaker @ Sep. 08 2011, 7:15 pm

Quote: Matthias Russell @ Sep. 08 2011, 7:03 am

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>I can see that, but if a certain sect rejects technology, what are they doing on a space station? I would sooner expect an Amish person to be reading this post!

lol about the Amish. The comment wasn't meant to be taken so literally, but I'll play to it. Imagine a Bajoran custom - say a marriage ceremony - requires a bride's wedding dress be from raw grown material. Garak, as the case applies, could fulfill the custom. It's a rejection of technology, not necessarily as a way of life, but for a particular occasion.


Yeah and not even necessarily a cultural thing. You would want something like a ball-gown to be that much more special than a standard replicated dress -- Remember how Sirella almost snubbed Jadzia because she didn't greet her with real candles? Or how Rom got Nog a custom made cadet uniform? Just like today, the personal touch makes some things just that much better, and more special.


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Report this Sep. 09 2011, 7:19 am

Quote: lostshaker @ Sep. 08 2011, 7:15 pm

Quote: Matthias Russell @ Sep. 08 2011, 7:03 am

>I can see that, but if a certain sect rejects technology, what are they doing on a space station? I would sooner expect an Amish person to be reading this post!

lol about the Amish. The comment wasn't meant to be taken so literally, but I'll play to it. Imagine a Bajoran custom - say a marriage ceremony - requires a bride's wedding dress be from raw grown material. Garak, as the case applies, could fulfill the custom. It's a rejection of technology, not necessarily as a way of life, but for a particular occasion.



Okay. I can see your point. To take your thought a little further, Bajorans who reject technology would probably still come to DS9 to pray at the celestial temple.

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