Are spinning tops really EDC? they seem more hobby to me.
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all these spinning tops (and fidget spinners) seem really out of place to me in the EDC category. it seems like they would fit better in the Hobby shop. i personally dont have a need for one and (personally) think it would be silly to carry one edc. i look at edc like wallet, knife, watch, flashlight, handkerchief, key chains etc. anyone else think so?
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PoorManWhoBuysWatches
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Apr 9, 2019
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I honestly have no idea why they’re in EDC. I think the argument that, “I carry it with me everyday, so by a complete literal definition it’s EDC,” is weak because that classifies anything as EDC. If you subscribe to that argument, you better be willing to open the floodgates. But say that’s going overboard, sure. What about opening EDC even just a little bit? I see quartz Casio watches, G-Shock and what not, all the time in EDC. So what about automatic watches that I don’t see in EDC but I see in the watches category? They both serve the same function. What about the exclusion form fountain pens when Fisher Space Bullet pens are sold regularly on EDC? Clearly there is some distinction being made here. The fact that there is even a debate shows that they don’t belong. This isn’t just about excluding what you don’t like, there is some clear divide over defintion. Most people within the mechanical keyboard community don’t like Razer products for any number of reasons, but I don’t think any of them would deny that the Razer BlackWidow is, in fact, a mechanical keyboard. I don’t drink from glass bottles hardly ever, but it’s very clear that a bottle opener is EDC as it serves some from practical function. I bring up practical function because that’s what the banner clearly implies: “It encourages preparedness and self reliance, and makes your daily life more convent.” Tops, spinners, coins, and dice accomplish none of these. Spinning a top on your desk to alleviate boredom doesn’t make life more “convenient.” I saw livingspeedbump mention how because people are buying spinners and tops in EDC, “Clearly having them in EDC and being so successful means a lot of people in EDC are interested.” I think this is very clearly seeing the product sold and reinforcing your own belief as opposed to any other reason that could have lead to it being sold. For instance, just a week (or two) ago in watches there were two fountain pens being sold. It was relatively cheap, and I would have bought one. Hell, I’m sure somebody DID buy one. Doesn’t mean my interest in watches makes me interested in pens or that because people buy pens in watches means pens should be sold in watches. Watches belong with watches; pens belong with pens; spinning tops, fidget spinners, and novelty coins belong in hobby shop.
Apr 9, 2019
SAnCLT
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Dec 16, 2018
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To call them toys or novelties would be much more accurate. And who is carrying a set of lock picks around ? A locksmith or a thief.
Dec 16, 2018
s204sti
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Dec 16, 2018
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Or someone who likes to be prepared and aged out of the Boy Scouts, maybe.
Dec 16, 2018
oldbookssmellgood
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Sep 15, 2018
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I carry one everyday... the brass is anti-bacterial. I also always have some dice in my bag... and headphones on my neck... lip balm in my pocket... and a bunch of ultralight stuff on heavy rotation... and heck... I carry a wine glass or a highball everyday at some point... I think just about everything on this site could qualify as EDC... to me. Don’t know about the rest of you Bozos!
Sep 15, 2018
Iamthewolf
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Sep 11, 2018
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Not an EDC item.
Sep 11, 2018
FrankJoesep
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Sep 9, 2018
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My spinning tops start many conversations and sometimes really brightens someone’s day. I love when some says “I’ve got to get one of those”, usually someon that spends a lot of time waiting on people at a desk like I do.
Sep 9, 2018
realityengine
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Jul 10, 2018
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It serves different purposes to some. To some it’s a hobby, to others it’s therapeutic.
Jul 10, 2018
KaiserBobby
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Feb 20, 2018
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if you carry it daily then it fits the definition of “EDC”. i consider it a novelty though.
Feb 20, 2018
luke_eiden
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Feb 15, 2018
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I know I am late to the conversation, but I can not agree with you more.
Feb 15, 2018
z80cowboy
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Aug 30, 2017
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Idk i get why they ended up here but would love the option to just hide things like fidget spinners or anything i dont have a use for from my home page. Kinda like adding a negative to a search (-spinner).
Aug 30, 2017
octavecat
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AutoPointer
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Jul 21, 2017
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Well.. MD even consider lockpicks are EDC. I do really hope that is just a hobby.
Jul 21, 2017
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