The Hook Itself 

During the feudal ages in Europe, peasants were not allowed to cut live wood from the forests in order to preserve both trees and game; however, they were permitted to gather dead wood from the ground and to take dead branches 'by hook.' The expression 'by hook or by crook' has come to be defined as 'by any means.' Our name, The Hook, is used as a metaphor for appropriate technology and compliance.



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