[extropy-chat] When Did (or Do) People Start Locking Doors?

Lee Corbin lcorbin at rawbw.com
Fri Dec 15 22:08:39 UTC 2006

MB writes

> When I was growing up in New York City, I do not recall ever locking a door - all
> through my teenage years I do not recall even having a key!
> ...
> I also recall feeling unthreatened on the NYC subway at night. Travelling at night,
> as a young person alone. Walking home through the dark streets at night, alone. Not
> frightened. Enjoying the dark, enjoying how the streets and lights looked.

Could you possibly supply a rough date?  Thanks a lot!

> Where I live now, some folks still do not lock their doors. Mostly those are old
> folks, ones who grew up here, and their memory and practice is of no keys - no
> locking.

And  :-)  sorry, but it really would be valuable to know about where you
live now!


> I'm not that way any longer. :(
> We've lost something. Something I think was quite valuable. I have no idea how we
> could go about getting it back.
> Regards,
> MB

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