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Note that the Y-axis is a log-scale, so this is not really a straight line. As longtime readers know, I prefer durable.
Posted on 02/17/2013 in Amusing, Words, Unhelpful | Permalink
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I'm guessing if a good definition for sustainability ever took hold, use of the term would plummet.
Rob Fellows |
02/17/2013 at 21:39
This article caused me to re read your discussion on "Cities vs suburbs." It has made me appreciate the value of a "Liberal Arts" education. Even though I have a degree in Electrical Engineering my university made me take courses in English, History, economics and Philosophy to make me a more rounded person. The older I get the more I thank them for that.
The Radical Right has tended to devalue a liberal arts education as having no real value in the world. It only teaches you to think, analyze and question things. These are obviously not desirable traits in a post globalized society. The main reason for education in the eyes of many is job training and while a useful and laudable goal it is not the only one.
The reason that I like to read you blog is you literary background; it makes it more readable. Your highly logical mind that gets to the important points is also very helpful but I bet your unconventional background has made you a better planner. You have not been taught all the "Correct Methods."
Your mention of Latin has reminded me that in my Latin class we learned that the cities, urba, were built on the hills for defense. Those who could not afford to live in the city were forced to live outside the walls below the city or, sub urba.
Keep up the off the topic topics.
Robert Wightman |
02/18/2013 at 07:54
I have resolved to start using it forthwith!
02/19/2013 at 03:23
What's doubly amusing is that this comic is contradicted by another xkcd comic: http://xkcd.com/605/
04/11/2013 at 10:44
Isn't this an S-curve - like the uptake of any innovation?
Jim Groves |
07/21/2013 at 23:15
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