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Just When You Thought Politicians Couldn't Legislate Your Life Any Further


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#1 Animal

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 04:04 PM

The City Of Vancouver bans doorknobs. Yes doorknobs.

Vancouvers ban on the humble doorknob likely to be a trendsetter.

It is a ubiquitous piece of equipment found in virtually every building, a requirement for entry, a necessity for exit.

For some, the humble round doorknob is unremarkable and utilitarian, a simple tool, a means to an end. For others, it is a piece of art, an object of beauty, an architecturally significant adornment on the welcoming portal to a building. For others, it is so synonymous with ordinariness that a knob is a pejorative word for being dull or stupid.

In Vancouver, the doorknob is heading into a setting sun. Its future has been date-marked, legislated out of existence in all future construction, a tip to societys quest for universal design and the easier-to-use lever handle.


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Posted 20 December 2013 - 07:43 AM

I actually like doorknobs. :( Hopefully not a trend


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Posted 20 December 2013 - 11:52 AM

Sorry, I'm a fan of the lever handle.  But, I don't see the point in forcing everyone to my preference.

 

America used to be called the land of the round door knobs by service members in Europe as Europe uses mostly the lever style.






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