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Ernest Callenbach’s “Epistle to the Ecotopians”

Ernest Callenbach, author of the classic environmental novel Ecotopia and other works, and founder/editor of the internationally known journal Film Quarterly, died on 16 April 2012 at the age of 83, leaving behind this document on his computer. I found it well worth reading. He eloquently expresses many of the themes which concern me regarding […]

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The Real Cost of Gasoline (info-graphic)

                  PDF: The Real Price of Gasoline

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Be a Trim Tab – ‘greening’ your business

Buckminster Fuller, renowned author, designer, engineer, futurist and inventor, wrote: “Something hit me very hard once, thinking about what one little man could do. Think of the Queen Mary – the whole ship goes by and then comes the rudder. And there‚Äôs a tiny thing at the edge of the rudder called a trim tab. […]

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Good Design

I recently watched the movie “Objectified” about what goes into “good design” and found these quotes by Dieter Rams (Former Design Director, Braun Kronberg, Germany) to be valuable and timeless. They point the way to designing something of value. “Users react very positively when things are clear and understandable. What particularly bothers me today is […]

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