New York Times Magazine's columnist Rob Walker concludes his series with some final thoughts on the objects we collect and how.

Rob Walker‘s column Consumed first appeared in the New York Times Magazine back in January of 2004. His final column titled, “Websites That Collect Stuff So We Don't Have To” appeared in last Sunday's edition. In it, he offers some closure on the topic that he has been considering for the last 7 years; ‘stuff', and how and why we collect it.

His conclusion, is that regardless of an economic downturn, stuff still matters to us, though our methods of its collection may have changed.

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