Monthly Archives: June 2012

Built-in Obsolescence, or How Consumerism Beat Genius

Candles are magical, but light bulbs have a magic that candles don’t have.  One never sees a cartoon with a candle symbolizing a person having a brilliant idea.  Light bulbs represent human genius. But recently, as I watched the documentary … Continue reading

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The Boycott: A Brief History of the Non Violent Resistance Movement

During the 1940′s, India was being exploited by its colonial  overlord, Britain, and was fed up.  Tired of being servants in their own land,  they chose a pious Hindu as their revolutionary leader but he did not take up arms.  … Continue reading

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