May 2008

Jeff Bridges still has the coolest website around.

Santa Fe 1 hour opera – very cool concept, introductory opera in a format that doesn’t scare people. Wonder if that technique could scale to other culturally intimidating experiences?

How Many Five Year Olds Could You Take in a Fight? Hee hee…and, 19.

Why bother living green? – “Sometimes you have to act as if acting will make a difference, even when you can’t prove that it will.” – Michael Pollan. Reminds me of Daniel Engber’s reason: “to create a cultural climate that’s more conducive to significant global change”.

“We do not think our way to right action. We act our way to right thinking.” – David Milch

Wow! The Miracle Fruit, a Tease for the Taste Buds – “The berry rewires the way the palate perceives sour flavors for an hour or so, rendering lemons as sweet as candy.”

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YouTube – Spaceless in Action – pretty slick furniture concept to fold things into the floor…

“If markets were costless to use, firms would not exist. Instead, people would make arm’s-length transactions. But because markets are costly to use, the most efficient production process often takes place in a firm.” – Ronald H. Coase, Biography. So as markets become less costly to use, do firms disappear?

Free nature-friendly home plans – pretty cool business model, offer designs for free and partner with material suppliers and builders for revenue.