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

MB mbb386 at main.nc.us
Sat Dec 16 05:21:33 UTC 2006

>> 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!

Mid to late 1950s, early 1960s.

>> 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!



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