If you build it… … then they will come. You don’t have to have all that much, and they will come.
Hattip: Brink Lindsey Let us, for the sake of argument, suppose that a hundred years hence we are all of us, on the average, eight… Read More »Technology (24): Keynes on The Permanent Problem; or, The Dread of Abundance
Motorcycle production figures [for Japan] before 1930 are not available, but in that year a total of 1,350 were made in Japan. The 2,000 mark… Read More »Amazing Japanese motorcycle production figures
The work of nonprofits gets framed in different ways, but fundamentally they all address a lack of something.* This might be a lack of resources… Read More »What does your program (try to) compensate for?
She smoothes her hair with automatic hand,And puts a record on the gramophone. I. Chaucer Chopped Whan that Aprille with his shoures soote,The droghte of… Read More »Unreal City: T. S. Eliot’s Wasteland Jukebox feat. Dall-E [known to be the wisest woman in Europe]
Aristocracy originally meant “the rule of the best”, with connotations of virtue and competence. It sounds like a good way to run a society, depending… Read More »Aristocracy / Meritocracy; or, Beda Kumis*
Writing and Reading as Technology (15): videos on the evolution of the alphabet and the spread of writing
Recommended by OpenCulture.org, via HN. See also: Writing and Reading as Technology (1): Transforming Fire; Slow BurnWriting and Reading as Technology (2): Half-baked BeginningsWriting and… Read More »Writing and Reading as Technology (15): videos on the evolution of the alphabet and the spread of writing