The division of labor is limited by the extent of the market(s) in everything

by on June 8, 2012 at 2:37 am in Economics, Food and Drink | Permalink

Would Adam Smith be happy about this?:

Wealth of Nations handcrafted to include a hidden 250 ml swing top glass flask imported from Italy. Behind the flask we’ve inlaid handmade decorative paper imported from Nepal.  Let’s be honest, you are never going to read this book, but you sure might drink from it!

Our handmade booze books will ship in two to six weeks (sooner if possible). Supplies and motivation are limited, so act fast!

For the excellent pointer I thank Pablo Halkyard.

Robert June 8, 2012 at 9:04 am

We’re in the process of scanning in all our books and tossing them away. (See DIY Bookscanner website).

This is a perfect idea for my 1 remaining book!

IVV June 8, 2012 at 10:37 am

Careful, Robert. The hidden container book works best when on a shelf with other, similar, regular books. With only one book, it’s a lot less effective.

Urso June 8, 2012 at 10:59 am

Also useful for hiding small rock hammers.

Seems like this would be pretty easy to do on one’s own for way less than $100.

ah beng June 13, 2012 at 11:22 am

Easily.

http://boingboing.net/2010/10/06/secret-hollowed-out.html

You need a lot of rubber cement and an oscillating cutter.

Urso June 8, 2012 at 11:00 am

Also I’d like to see someone try this with a Kindle. There is a TGS?

Ken Rhodes June 8, 2012 at 11:50 am

I red the link “Why glass flasks?” I think the real reason is metal detectors.

m stallman June 8, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Careful, Ken, my brother was detained quite a while by TSA for having a hollowed-out book. It showed quite clearly on the baggage x-ray, apparently, and they wouldn’t believe his story that he was just taking it to college to hide stuff from his dorm-mate. He got “special treatment” his next several trips through security.

David Hugh-Jones June 8, 2012 at 12:45 pm

It’s not the first time the great Scotsman has been used as a cover for more interesting material:
http://worldoftomoffinland.com/insider_trading_tof/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/fo_tom25_jacket_v6.pdf

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