Reading the previous post you may have thought: Okay, so perma-circularity is about circularity and permanence -- about recycling, reusing, re-manufacturing, repairing, and reducing -- but what does it consist in? Isn't it some sort of neo-primitivist pipe dream? Do we really need to reduce? Why have zero or near-zero growth? Surely engineers nowadays are
In an emotional article making waves on social media at the moment, yachtsman Ivan Macfadyen reports seeing no marine life at sea, only floating rubbish, while sailing across the Pacific. He concludes
For 14 years, the coal industry has been pushing the myth the Internet is an energy hog. For 14 years, I (and other scientists) have been debunking that myth. Last week, I promised a detailed debunking of the iPhone=Refrigerator calculation from Dr. Jon Koomey, the world's foremost authority on the electricity consumption of the Internet. Here it is - JR.
Excerpted from a longer critical essay by C. A. Bowers: "What the computer scientists and technologists who write the computer programs are not likely to have encountered in their own education is that words are metaphors, and that the printed word gives few clues to how it's supposed current meanings were framed in the past... Continue reading ...
Phil Lane Jr., January 23rd, 2013:
Holding forth on stuff since 1998
Conservative white men are loathe to accept the threat of climate change. What should we do about it? Kick their asses.