Friday, July 25, 2008

too many emails

This post is small, silly and superficial. But I thought you might like it anyway. Also in the interests of less time on email. Want to see what happens if you do too many emails? Click here.

(there's nothing silly about this photo, of course. It is serious and dull - to help balance out this post - but it is one of the earliest computers with some of its programmers standing by. although, I don't know, they don't look much like programmers, to me. they look more like dinner ladies.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

101 uses for a car

It's the Model Ts 100th birthday on 27 Sept and the New York Times did a cool article about the ways people adapted theirs. Best of all there's a slide show where you can see some of the ingenious ways... like this one where it's turned into a combine-harvester.

My favorite? The guy who built a church on his--complete with an organ and a steeple that folds so you can put it in the garage.

Was this kind of like the iphone of their day? Makes you wonder--in another 100 years will people be watching slide shows and laughing fondly at us and the funny ways people once used phones?

Monday, July 21, 2008

which wolf?

(here's a scary wolf sound to set the mood.)

There's a story out there (you may have heard it), about a grandfather and a grandson walking in the woods. At one point they spot a wolf in the distance.

Sharing native wisdom with his grandson, the old Cherokee tells his grandson, “A fight is going on inside you and me… it is a terrible fight between two wolves. One wolf is evil, and shows himself in hatred, anger, fear, lies and pride. The other one is good and shows himself through love, joy, hope, truth and humility.”

“Which wolf wins?” the boy asks.

The grandfather thought for a moment. "The one you feed."

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