Monthly Archives: December 2005

Dave’s Christmas Crossword 2005: A Message from Gaia

by Dave Pollard, November 2005 The four-part, 21-word message is a tiny play on words. If you just want to print out the blank grid for solving, find it here. If you get stumped, the answers are here. ACROSS: 1   … Continue reading

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What Good is Technology Anyway?

There have been a few articles lately suggesting that perhaps technology is running out of meaningful things to do, that we already have all the technology we need. This reminds me a bit of the articles in the 1950s that … Continue reading

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Our Bonobo Forebears Tell Us Why We Want To Have So Much Sex

Much has been written in the last few years about bonobos, the branch of the chimpanzee family that remained in the African rainforest when chimps expanded to less abundant areas and which, to cope with that scarcity, evolved the more … Continue reading

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David Brower’s Credo for the Earth

I had meant to include this in yesterday’s post on The Challenge of Wilderness Environmentalism and the Four Myths of Civilization. It is a Credo (statement of personal belief) written by naturalist David Brower, whose essay Healing Time on Earth … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Wilderness Environmentalism and the Four Myths of Civilization

We travel together, passengers on a little space ship, dependent upon its vulnerable reserves of air and soil, all committed for our safety to its security and peace, preserved from annihilation only by the care, the work, and I will … Continue reading

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Saturday Links of the Week – Dec. 17/05

Bush Secretly Signs Law Allowing Unlimited Spying on Americans Without Warrants: In a blockbuster revelation, the NYT yesterday broke the story of the year: That early in 2002 Bush introduced a secret law allowing the NSA foreign spying agency to … Continue reading

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The Philosophy of Loren Eiseley, in Verse

The Star Thrower, by Loren Eiseley Once upon a time, there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work. … Continue reading

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Blogging’s Simple Future

It’s been awhile since I forecast the future of blogs. I am increasingly convinced that what will drive almost all technologies for the foreseeable future is simplicity, disguising under-the-hood sophistication, enabled by elegant design. The digital divide is getting ever-wider, … Continue reading

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Why We Don’t Innovate

Things are the way they are for a reason. I know I keep saying that, but it’s true: If we want to change anything, we need first to understand why it is the way it is. The answer, more often … Continue reading

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Getting Things Done: The Procrastinator’s Version

It’s been over a year now since I started using David Allen’s  Getting Things Done (GTD) methodology. I have a mania for simplicity, so I keep streamlining it, but I’ve also made some enhancements to the GTD ‘list’ to suit … Continue reading

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