Saturday, April 21, 2007

Fixing the world

Know these attempts:
The Whole Earth Catalog

We are as gods and might as well get good at it. So far, remotely done power and glory - as via government, big business, formal education, church — has succeeded to the point where gross defects obscure actual gains. In response to this dilemma and to these gains a realm of intimate, personal power is developing — power of the individual to conduct his own education, find his own inspiration, shape his own environment, and share his adventure with whoever is interested. Tools that aid this process are sought and promoted by the WHOLE EARTH CATALOG.

‘[Worldchanging: A User’s Guide for the 21st Century] might well be the most complete, compelling articulation of the possible look and feel and actual operation of a sustainable society ever written.’