Here’s a couple good things I found trolling the internet last night:
- NPR : Walter Cronkite – Walter Cronkite’s commentary about Edward R. Murrow taking on Joseph McCarthy, a moment when broadcast media actually stood up to political bullies. Fifty years ago Republicans were bashing Democrats over the head, accusing them of being traitors and anti-American. Funny how the more things change, the more they stay the same. It was FUD then, it’s FUD now.
- Brian Eno – The Big Here and the Long Now – A short essay by musician Brian Eno about the Long Now Foundation and the need to start thinking in broader terms, both physically (the Big Here) and temporally (the Long Now). He suggests people need to expand their personal space beyond their four walls and start thinking about their communities, and start thinking about the ramifications of their actions and lifestyles on our descendants, and our descendant’s descendants.
That is all. Time to unplug for the day.