Henry Ford is credited with saying “History is more or less bunk. It’s tradition. We don’t want tradition. We want to live in the present, and the only history that is worth a tinker’s damn is the history that we make today.” I think Henry was wrong, I mean really ‘bunk?’ That’s a harsh word. I accept my own challenge and shall disprove Henry by providing images from Architectvral Graphic Standards, Third Edition, published 1946. These images clearly show history is indeed not bunk:
“One permit please… seriously Mr. Plan Reviewer? You have no idea what the intent of the code is, do you?” This diagram is a good example of how if you piss off the plan reviewer he/she will stand up…and then walk away.
See what I did there with the title? Pretty clever. Okay, maybe Henry was right.
** Bar crawl graphic assumes an average male of average height with average beer tastes.