September 2007

YouTube – Soundwagon vw bus – toy bus drives around a record to play it, instead of spinning the record.

Earth in 250 million years – “The next Pangea, “Pangea Ultima” will form as a result of the subduction of the ocean floor of the North and South Atlantic beneath eastern North America and South America. This supercontinent will have a small ocean basin trapped at its center.” Somehow I doubt we’ll be around to…more

Interesting quote on why individuals should be environmentally responsible – “But the goal of personal (or consumer-based) environmentalism isn’t to solve the problem single-handedly. It’s to create a cultural climate that’s more conducive to significant global change.”

Three factors to organization success – According to McKinsey: “Clear roles for employees (accountability), a compelling vision of change (direction), and an environment that encourages openness, trust, and challenge (culture).”

Moving On – – “Brick walls are there for a reason. They let us prove how badly we want things…the brick walls are there to stop the *other* people.” – Carnegie Mellon professor Randy Pausch’s “last lecture”, as he’s diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and just a few months to live.

Rory – Neopoleon : The Loveliest Little Thing – truly all creations should be this thoughtful

Local Harvest / Farmers Markets / Family Farms / CSA / Organic Food – how to find local organic food

Farmer’s Market – Three in Berkeley, Sat, Tues, Thurs

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