Speed of Light

Edison's first lamp, by Robert Farrow. I am not a luddite, but I do have a very healthy skepticism about technology representing our salvation. In the past 10 generations, we have succeeded in making an enormous mess, thanks to technology, a mess of such proportions that we are only now beginning to understand what we have done, … Continue reading Speed of Light

Cities, Scale and Economics

We hear every day now about the staggering sums of money being thrown at this and that sinking sector of our nation's economy. It's hard to understand the scale of all of this. I am just now starting to figure out what a toxic asset is, and I am struggling to grasp what $700 billion dollars means. Or $50 … Continue reading Cities, Scale and Economics