We Are Not Doomed…

In an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle the respected venture capitalist Vinod Khosla asserts that: Anything that requires people to change their habits has a low probability of success. He goes on to say that his assertion has “been proven over and over again” and that it is now an accepted truth in the…

Some Epiphanies to Start the Day

Here are some epiphanies to open the day … “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” ~ Harry S. Truman, Pres. U.S. “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” ~ Albert Einstein “Memories of our lives, of our work, and our…

Light a Candle…

In the developed world, and in most urban environments throughout the world, electricity is taken as a guarantee. What then of the day that energy production stumbles? How many of us have candles in our homes? Why do we have these relics of an age without electrical generation? Do we have these artifacts of the…

Off to a Silly Start

This morning a coworker linked me to a description of a new PhD to be offered by RIT. Sadly, the topic and title for this new PhD is “Sustainability.” Linguists and Philosophers involved in the field of ecologically conscious design at all levels understand the problem with using the word sustainable to define solutions. The…