Worn out tools

[Javert] had lost his bearings. The law was no more than a broken stick in his hand. Victor Hugo – Les Miserables If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,    And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools: Rudyard…

Resource: The Data of Long-lived Institutions from The Long Now Foundation

This is an interesting set of pieces of information about the kinds of institutions that last a really long time, and the strategies that allow them to do so. Transcript here. A couple of extracts below to whet your appetite, and video below them. Which institutions last the longest? …There’s no system in the world that I’ve found that is…