1. iamdanw:

    'Ignore sat-nav' sign (by rowanC82)


  2. "Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes."
  3. brucesterling:

    Could prove useful

    (via uvee)


  4. "The question “Why can’t we all just get along?” suggests a particular framework for thinking about the answer. Implicit is the idea that a solution to institutionalized racism and sexism lies in convincing the dominant group to relinquish their biases and share the power."
  5. sixtensason:

    ∞, encore & encore …

    (Source: m-s-k-f-r-k-w, via mimilin)

  6. The World3 model is a computer simulation of interactions between population, industrial growth, food production and limits in the ecosystems of the Earth. It was originally produced and used by a Club of Rome study that produced the model and the book The Limits to Growth.


  7. Krantzberg’s Six Laws Of Technology


    1. Technology is neither good nor bad; nor is it neutral.
    2. Invention is the mother of necessity.
    3. Technology comes in packages, big and small.
    4. Although technology might be a prime element in many public issues, nontechnical factors take precedence in technology-policy decisions.
    5. All history is relevant, but the history of technology is the most relevant.
    6. Technology is a very human activity - and so is the history of technology.

    (via humanscalecities)


  8. "I think this is a really interesting thing. So much of the way the present world is managed is through – not even systems – its organizations, which are boring. They don’t have any stories to tell. Economics, for example, which is central to our life at the moment … I just drift off when people talk about collateralised debt obligations, and I am not alone. It’s impossible to illustrate on television, it’s impossible to tell a story about it, because basically it’s just someone doing keystrokes somewhere in Canary Wharf in relation to a server in … I dunno … Denver, and something happens, and that’s it. I use the phrase, ‘They are unstoryfiable’. Journalism cannot really describe it any longer, so it falls back onto its old myths of dark enemies out there. Whether those dark enemies are Al-Qaeda, Soviets, or criminal masterminds who are grooming children for white slavery. All of which may or may not be true, but it’s what they fall back on and don’t report. I mean, the Guardian made a noble attempt to describe that company, Serco, which no-one has ever heard of, but which is an incredibly powerful outsourcer of government things, and it’s been doing some not very good things recently, but it’s incredibly boring and that’s the problem. Journalism is a trick to find a way of making the boring interesting, and as yet it hasn’t found a way of doing it."
  9. (Source: hakmeetstak)