Open season

It seems we are settling in. Instead of running around all the time saying ‘wow’ and feeling like travellers on a long trip, we have entered the DIY home-building phase. At the moment we are in the middle of building a bed, without a screw or nail. This asks for precision carpentry, naturally not something… Continue reading Open season

Fear and looting in New Orleans

In the 1960s the math wizard Jay Forrester pioneered systems analysis. That is a way of modelling complex interdependent relationships in corporations, cities and whole societies. His work resulted in the now classic book ‘Limits to growth’ that became the foundation for the sustainablity movement. The basic point being that the world’s ecosystems cannot sustain… Continue reading Fear and looting in New Orleans