That computing has become immensely more powerful in recent decades veers on the cliche. I recently got a few reminders of precisely how much distance we have moved.
Cory Doctorow tells us that the computation that goes into one google query is roughly the same as all the computing done for the entire Apollo . . . → Read More: What the computer revolution has done
I’m a huge fan of the changes described in Kevin Carson’s The Homebrew Industrial Revolution: A Low-Overhead Manifesto.
I love the fact that technology is enabling things like the re-localization of manufacture and a “small batch” ethos that lets people get something a lot closer to what they want instead of just having to . . . → Read More: A Weakness in the Small Batch Manufacturing Paradigm?