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Blog Archive for the year 02011

100 Years in 10 Minutes

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on December 31st, 02011

Happy new year to all… derDon1234 created a compilation featuring some of the important events of the last 100 years (2911-1011) in 10 minutes. via Laughing Squid,  The Awesomer, BuzzFeed & MPViral.com

Charter City, Honduras

by Austin Brown on December 29th, 02011

In 02009, economist Paul Romer presented to the Seminars About Long-term Thinking his idea for Charter Cities. Modeled on Hong Kong but stripped of the colonialism (ideally, anyway), Charter Cities are meant to bring the agility and creativity of start-ups to the world of governance. The Economist recently published an article about a budding Charter…  Read More

Lawrence Lessig Ticket Info

by Austin Brown on December 20th, 02011

The Long Now Foundation’s monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking Lawrence Lessig on “How Money Corrupts Congress and a Plan to Stop It” TICKETS Tuesday January 17, 02012 at 7:30pm Novellus Theater at YBCA Long Now Members can reserve 2 seats, join today! &#8226 General Tickets $10 About this Seminar: A dazzlingly incisive presenter, Lawrence Lessig…  Read More

Investing in a Singularity

by Austin Brown on December 14th, 02011

The math governing compound interest offers an enticing proposition to investors with patience and an eye for the distant future. A great piece in Lapham’s Quarterly surveys this siren’s call and some of the characters, fortunes and court cases wrecked on its shores: ‘A few years before [Benjamin] Franklin drafted his will, philosopher Richard Price…  Read More

Long Now Media Update

by Danielle Engelman on December 12th, 02011

WATCH Brewster Kahle’s “Universal Access to All Knowledge” There is new media available from our monthly series, the Seminars About Long-term Thinking. Stewart Brand’s summaries and audio downloads or podcasts of the talks are free to the public; Long Now members can view HD video of the Seminars and comment on them.

Long Now Media Update

by Austin Brown on December 2nd, 02011

LISTEN (downloads tab)   Brewster Kahle’s “Universal Access to All Knowledge” There is new media available from our monthly series, the Seminars About Long-term Thinking. Stewart Brand’s summaries and audio downloads or podcasts of the talks are free to the public; Long Now members can view HD video of the Seminars and comment on them.

Brewster Kahle, “Universal Access to All Knowledge”

by Stewart Brand on December 1st, 02011

All knowledge, to all people, for all time, for free A Summary by Stewart Brand Universal access to all knowledge, Kahle declared, will be one of humanity’s greatest achievements. We are already well on the way. “We’re building the Library of Alexandria, version 2. We can one-up the Greeks!” Start with what the ancient library…  Read More

Time

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on November 22nd, 02011

click image above to enlarge The 10,000 Year Clock is mentioned on the November 28th cover and listed as one of the 50 best inventions of the year by Time Magazine.

Long Now Media Update

by Danielle Engelman on November 21st, 02011

WATCH Alexander Rose’s “Millennial Precedent” There is new media available from our monthly series, the Seminars About Long-term Thinking. Stewart Brand’s summaries and audio downloads or podcasts of the talks are free to the public; Long Now members can view HD video of the Seminars and comment on them.

Rick Prelinger Ticket Info

by Austin Brown on November 17th, 02011

The Long Now Foundation’s monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking Rick Prelinger on “Lost Landscapes of San Francisco, 6” TICKETS Thursday December 8, 02011 at 7:30pm The Castro Theater Long Now Members can reserve 2 seats, join today! &#8226 General Tickets $10   About this Seminar: Rick Prelinger, a guerrilla archivist who collects the uncollected and…  Read More

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