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by Kelvin Smith

What happens at point of sale complicates how we peruse and acquire, requiring manoeuvres through real and unreal offerings, negotiating differences, price points, currencies, tax rates, decimal points of discounts, testing the degrees of difference that allow restrictions on transmission of meaning.

Browse there, buy here, store in another place, keep, dispose, admit or deny, ship from islands and enclaves, obscure or advantageous tax points. All eyed up by governments and regulators, busy business skips between the satisfaction of customer appetites and commercial goals.

Ends of the telescope are interchangeable when writing histories. Blind eyes are used when appropriate.