After the 1840’s, when the industrial revolution was well on its way, stores didn’t need to rely on local craftsmen. Areas that didn’t have a particular craft produced by a local, could still offer those items.
Celebrities will start to realize that 2007 was the year of the drunken, arrested celebrity. But, 2008 is the year to get one’s act together. I look for the stars starting to take themselves seriously. Britney will finally get back her children, and make at least one step towards becoming a better mother. Lindsey Lohan and Paris Hilton will try and do something positive to get noticed.