The Dominant Animal at the Long Now Foundation

Around five this evening, I opened an email that read,

Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2008 09:56:57 -0700
From: Stewart Brand <[email protected]>
Subject: [SALT] Paul Ehrlich TONIGHT June 27 (for forwarding)
To: [email protected]

How does cultural evolution work? How should its
dynamics relate to the processes Continue reading

Fundamentals

More Tasmanian oysters

When you encounter something that’s yes or no, with nothing in between, you’ve found fundamentalism, the bi-polar oversimplification of a situation that’s the stock and trade of fanatics. Or perhaps it’s just a naive interpretation by a shallow thinker. Or the agenda of a true believer that Continue reading

10

Ten years ago I fell so deliriously in love that I neglected my work, lost my job, and flew to a Caribbean island to sort out my priorities. My mistress was the web, and I love her still. She’s been very, very good to me.

The concept for Internet Time Group popped into my head whilst sitting amid Continue reading

Blogstipation

We arrived in Berlin last night. The temperature outside is about 300 degrees: celsius or fahrenheit, it no longer makes a difference when the humidity is this high. Yesterday we were in Dresden. Prague the night before. Cathedral, museum, cobblestone alleys, souvenirs, streetcars, maps in 6-point type, Continue reading