… in a technological society “the human being is no longer in any sense the agent of choice… He is a device for recording effects and results obtained by various techniques.” In the technological society individuals have meaning and value only to the extent they service instruments. Jacques Ellul, 1964
A telling and troublesome article on the state of US innovation … Potato chips: A symptom of the U.S. R&D problem U.S. competitiveness remains in peril even as other nations gear up to steam ahead By Janet Raloff Web edition : Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 This new report describes growing signs that America is losing … [Read more…]
What is good for the people is good for business.
Vincent van Gogh – Letter to Theo 1889 … To be good – many people think that they’ll achieve it by doing no harm – and that’s a lie, and you said yourself in the past that it was a lie. That leads to stagnation, to mediocrity. Just slap something on it when you see … [Read more…]