Further thoughts on the Slow Web:
On reflection, the article reminded me of one of my Most Favorite of
All Time Books: The Clock of the Long Now, by Stuart Brand. Brand's
argument is that the act of building a 10,000 Year Clock is to have
a strong reminder - for the next 10,000 years -- that both plant
survival and human "conditionality" depend on how well society
"thinks intergenerationally". A terrific, Slow Web read!
Note: My spell check for intergenerationally took me to Wikipedia --
which is also interesting.
Many, many Webheads could have a great good time in that New York
cafe where the discussion about Slow Web took place...
or in - London? Rio? San Francisco? Abu Dhabi? B.A.? Seoul? Or,
possibly, on a make-believe ship led by a make belive captain?
(submitted for a http://coursera.com
class I'm struggingn with.
Forgive me? I digress easily, after a tough week struggling with
Fantasy/SciFi . That too deserves discussion, to include for sure,
the Slow Web, Stuart Brand, lead by Barbara Dieu and Coursera
(The professor who runs the course talks about some glitches...I
might call them flat tires that never should have happened; or been
fixed with Olympic bike-racing speed!)
Enough! Thanks again Bee. You are a remarkable sleuth.
>Bee, that's not a good read. It's a GREAT read. Thank you.
At 7:58 AM -0300 8/3/12, Barbara Dieu wrote:
>I thought you all might enjoy reading this article during the weekend.
>Enjoy your time :-)