Following up on the Small World

The concept of the Small World and the chain-links gripped me. This post follows on that discussion. A fascinating game grew out of this discussion. One of us suggested performing the following experiment to prove that the population of the Earth is closer together now than they have ever been before. We should select any…

Our Small World

I’m not sure how I stumbled upon the following … but I did … In 1929 a Hungarian author named Frigyes Karinthy published a volume of short stories titled Everything is Different. One of these pieces was titled Chains, or Chain-Links. The story investigated in abstract, conceptual, and fictional terms, which are many of the…

A Flowering Industry of “Green”

I stumbled upon an interesting commentary today. It was published yesterday at sfgate.com by the San Francisco Chronicle. Leading with “Flush with money and determined to save the world, the green-tech industry stands in full flower of its giddy youth.” The reporters proceed to deliver a briefing of their interview with Vinod Khosla, one of…