THINGS UP CLOSE
Some of the Friday lunch Flash Mob enjoyed the warm sun down the mountain from the Castle and the talk turned to writing, literature and the new web based social networks.
It impressed me that while comments ranged from emphasis of the middle eastern democracy movement utilizing the systems to joking derision of Charlie Sheen tweets, how we have crossed a divide. Social networks and web transferred information is no longer leisure and optional behavior, it is vital and in some cases life and death.
Link here for the latest on a young man, comfortable with viral information sharing who now is at the center of an historic case that could have lethal outcome.
MORE ON WIKI LEAKS
THIS TIME MOTHER NATURE
Those released diplomatic cables continue to provide vital and relevant information. Link here to read about environmental policy, politics and perhaps surprising revelations.
A few years ago it may have been just fun and socialization, but now there is a river of data, information and exchange that pulses through our exchanges.
SPEAKING OF MOTHER NATURE
News from Cambridge Mass. this week could change the world. A Massachusetts bio tech firm reports it will produce fuel by utilizing a bio material found in growing grass.
Joule Unlimited has created an organism by means of a genetically engineered process that it claims secretes diesel fuel or ethanol whenever it finds sunlight, water and carbon dioxide. The company says it can use the organism to produce the fuel on demand and at whatever quantity is requested. Joule Unlimited says it can produce the fuel at costs comparable to the cheapest fossil fuels.
The scientific community will no doubt examine this closely, but what a potential marvel huh? What's that about a "new world?"
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SOME OLD FASHIONED MOTHER NATURE
and our latest Cambria Ruth Rose
One of Lana's ceramic play time creations.
See you down the trail.