Someone recently asked me how we run Indian Maid Products Inc. "so green". Partly it's because the company is run on Traditional Lakota Teachings, which were "green" before Europeans began their invasion of Turtle Island. Partly it's because it costs a lot less to do things right the first time. There may be other parts to the method, but I don't think they matter so much as the net result does.. living and working in harmony with the biosphere to the greatest degree we can. It takes more thought and care, but the results are more harmonious.
I read a headline stating that the Chinese say their death toll from the May 12, 2008 earthquake is about 68,000. Predictably, there have been lots of cries about the 'tragedy'.
While the deaths are a tragedy for the loved ones who remain, in terms of human over-population and the extinction of species who share(d) our Holy Mother the Earth with us, 68,000 is a drop in the bucket. Let's run the numbers.
68,000 / 6,500,000,000 ~ 68 / 6,500,000 ~ 1/1,000,000. Expressed as a percentage, that's 0.0001 or 1 / 10,000 % of the earth's humans. Read more
Design conferences are enjoyable and effective venues for networking. It was great to catch up with old friends and colleauges at the IIT strategy conference in Chicago recently. The conversations and presentations centered mostly around future strategies for design thinking Two words kept popping up. "networking" and "social", or perhaps more acurately "societal".
Though they're a little late on their intended release date, Panasonic has finally delivered the Viera (PZ850) series of plasma televisions, which will have some basic Internet functions baked in. Two, to be precise: the TVs will have YouTube support, so you can review all the latest election-season gaffes on the big screen (though not in 1080p). And while the Viera plasmas are not the first televisions to have a YouTube interface, they will be the first to have connectivity to Google's Picasa picture service, which will allow users to browse photo albums online via an ethernet connection. Read more