If we decided to (and I’m not placing any bets) we could use the coming interconnectedness of things and the information that provides to first understand and then correct the ways we waste, pollute, and despoil the very basis of our existence. The “Internet of Things” holds as much promise as it does risk. Read more on the ecology of connected things at Life, the Universe et Cetera. Internet of Things as Ecosystem

Transitional objects help us connect our selves to our world

I thought maybe that post title would grab your attention off the interwebs–a place long on information and not so long on synthesis. And yet, from those same web-deeps from time to time comes a thread of woven thought that leaves us more “together” having both read and comprehended its message. Such is the case for this Brain Pickings extraction from a collection of “explanations” from 192 thinkers called This Explains Everything: Deep, Beautiful, and Elegant Theories of How the World Works. You know …

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We can define a second. But time–not so much. Some of you know Jacob.  He’s started telling the beginning of his story at Life, the Universe et Cetera. He will soon be thinking about his place in time. It’s slippery at best–and much harder to wrap his head around than his place in space. We can measure seconds to fifteen decimal places. Your smartphone listens to the atomic clock (or clocks, really.) â–¶ Where Time Comes From – The Atlantic ______________________________________ I suppose by …

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Actually, the presses are still six weeks off (hopefully not more, so I can have books for the Mt Rogers Naturalist Rally May 8.) But I’ve changed the structure from “categorized” to “clustered”. I was able to sort 96 personal essays (not all are essays but we’ll use that terminology) into eight areas of subject matter. My first notion was to have each “chapter” of the book devoted to one of the categories. (You can read descriptions of the first four below, the last …

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First: Thanks to all those visitors we found gathered outside our door this morning when we went out to see what the commotion was all about. Let me know if any of those pictures come back all right. Been a while since I got geeky on ya, so a couple of recent favs. I’m using SpringPad for lists, alarms and tasks. It is still in beta but getting faster and more stable all the time, and I can see it replacing several lesser apps …

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