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Blog Archive for the year 02006

Chris Anderson And Will Hearst – “The Long Time Tail”

by Stewart Brand on May 15th, 02006

The power law is the shape of our age You know something is up when an audience member is taking cell phone photos of the presenter’s slides for instant transmittal to a business partner. Chris Anderson does have killer slides, full of exuberant detail, defining the exact shape of the still emerging opportunity space for…  Read More

Jimmy Wales – Wikipedia and the Future of Free Culture

by Stewart Brand on April 19th, 02006

Community-built content rules Vision is one of the most powerful forms of long-term thinking. Jimmy Wales, founder and president of the all-embracing online encyclopedia Wikipedia, examines how vision drives and defines that project and its strategy— and how it fits into the even larger world and prospects of “free culture.” “The design of Wikipedia,” said…  Read More

Kevin Kelly – “The Next 100 Years of Science: Long-term Trends in the Scientific Method.”

by Simone Davalos on March 13th, 02006

Recursion drives science The co-founding editor of “Wired” magazine and author of OUT OF CONTROL is working on a new book on “what technology wants.” His research led to the first-ever history of scientific methodology. Starting from this long-term view of science’s past transformation, he speculates on how the practice of science will change in…  Read More

Stephen Lansing – “Perfect Order: A Thousand Years in Bali”

by Simone Davalos on January 12th, 02006

Hidden order in the Balinese “religion of water” With lucid exposition and gorgeous graphics, anthropologist Stephen Lansing exposed the hidden structure and profound health of the traditional Balinese rice growing practices. The intensely productive terraced rice paddies of Bali are a thousand years old. So are the democratic subaks (irrigation cooperatives) that manage them, and…  Read More

Long Now’s Digitial Dilemma

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on January 10th, 02006

Long Now collects stories of the “digital dark age”.  Originally these were kept in discussion boards, but we have moved this to our blog as of 02007 (Acknowledging that the present will in fact be known as the digital dark age, since all our digital data has no forward migration path.) I thought that the…  Read More

Peter Schwartz and Ralph Cavanagh – “Nuclear Power, Climate Change and the Next 10,000 Years”

by Stewart Brand on January 1st, 02006

Climate change and nuclear prospects Given the power to decide who would go first— anti-nuke Ralph Cavanagh from Natural Resources Defense Counsel or pro-nuke Peter Schwartz from Global Business Network— the large audience Friday night voted for Schwartz to make the opening argument. It is the threat of “abrupt climate change” that converted him to…  Read More