I was an Archie comics fan when I was a kid and got back into it a bit again in college. I even stole some of it to use as content for a zine I created. A lot has happened to Archie since those days of him being a relatively carefree teenager, though. He’s grown up in a recent story line and is now going to be killed off. Yikes!
Good read. Here’s a quote I like… “We rich people have been falsely persuaded by our schooling and the affirmation of society, and have convinced ourselves, that we are the main job creators. It’s simply not true. There can never be enough super-rich Americans to power a great economy. I earn about 1,000 times the median American annually, but I don’t buy thousands of times more stuff. My family purchased three cars over the past few years, not 3,000. I buy a few pairs of pants and a few shirts a year, just like most American men. I bought two pairs of the fancy wool pants I am wearing as I write, what my partner Mike calls my “manager pants.” I guess I could have bought 1,000 pairs. But why would I? Instead, I sock my extra money away in savings, where it doesn’t do the country much good.”
DreamHost gets a mention in this New York Magazine article discussing new trends in company organization design: The Bossless Office Trend — New York Magazine.
With this computer-aided long range rifle people who have never used a rifle before can shoot small targets 1000 yards away. Things like this are a clue about what the future will look like. Computers will be augmenting human ability in almost everything we do. Modern cars are already largely computer-assisted devices with your actions not directly controlling them, but imagine when it happens to medicine (computer-assisted surgery) and sports (think bionic basketball).
This solar plane is capable of crossing the US nonstop going just 43 miles per hour. It would take 3 days but they’re unable to do it due to “security reasons”. I wonder if we’ll soon start seeing solar-powered flying unmanned vehicles that never have to land.
This guy is trying to do something good and teach kids about important issues, and he’s being attacked for it. It’s shameful.
When I first heard about “3D Printing” I didn’t realize the impact it could potentially have. When a technology is brand new it’s often hard to overlook the limitations and see the potential, but now parts of machine guns can be created at “home”. It still takes a pretty high end printer today but it won’t for long. It’s hard to not consider what this might mean for people in the future.
Certainly this should be enough to bring some sort of widespread reform to the Catholic Church and its antiquated views on sexuality.
Sad story of a couple of independent farmers who created “chicken heaven” and produced amazing chickens and eggs that sold to some of the best restaurants in San Francisco and the bay area. Despite having the best product around they still couldn’t make the business work.
The idea of bringing technology out of the screen and into the world really resonates with me, but projects like this sound so hard to actually do on a large scale. It wasn’t easy to build the interstate highway system in the US either, though. Big ideas can come to life.