Yes, thanks Roger. He may have played a boo-boo there if the promise of
algoil is realised. Its got that "Right Thing" feeling.
But hopefully a mail order catalogue approach would reach non-computer
users and encourage stable (delivery) infrastructure. Obviously great care
might be needed in preparing these and an online approach might be
helpful- a wiki?- but also ngos might find a decrease in waste if they
lent their expertise. Contraception, abortion and weapons would be hot
button issues, for example, in many countries. Illustrations and diagrams
would help non-readers. Stewart Brand's view would be welcome. I can't say
I've researched this to any depth and for all I know someone is doing
something like this already.
I should add I was really impressed by Thomas Friedman. He states what
many of us felt and it came out in 2007- but in all honesty I can't accept
America is unprepared- of course there may be unintended consequences and
students competing internationally for jobs may seem one to some. We're
slowly becoming world citizens.
On Sun, 02 Jan 2011 12:51:21 -0000, Roger Harnden <[log in to unmask]>
> Yes Nick,
> Stewart established the Whole Earth Catalogue - the platform for the
> counter-culture of the sixties and seventies. He is also involved in the
> current controversy about conventional and alternative sources of
> energy. He was in a recent televised debate when he was lambasted for
> apparently having shifted towards an acceptance that nuclear power
> generation has to be an intrinsic part of any solution, wehereas he has
> been understood up to now as anti-nuclear.
> On 2 Jan 2011, at 03:57, Nick Green wrote:
>> This is Wiki on Friedman
>> I'm sure this supports the view that all you need is the relevant
>> evolving vsm-ified mail order catalogue to support, liberate, people.
>> Does anyone know Stewart Brand?
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