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MaV-Eric in Davos

MaV-Eric in Davos

Do you find you never have enough time on your hands? I am always busy, especially now that credit is crunchier than burnt toast with a topping of unbuttered peanuts from a jar that had been inappropriately labelled as crunchy […]

High Hopes for Boreama

High Hopes for Boreama

US President Barack Obama was inaugurated this week. President of the USA is an unusual job. There are not many jobs where they throw you a really big party on your first day. I guess it makes sense for Presidents, […]

Making Work for Ourselves (Part Two)

Making Work for Ourselves (Part Two)

In part one, I imagined a scenario where one hundred people, selected at random, are stranded on a desert island. They have no hope of escape, but they can survive indefinitely thanks to the resources available to them. In fact, […]

Making Work for Ourselves (Part One)

Making Work for Ourselves (Part One)

Suppose that you and ninety-nine other people are stranded on a desert island. You are lucky, in that the island has all the natural resources – water, food, materials to build shelter – that you will need to survive indefinitely. […]

Going Around in Circles

Going Around in Circles

http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/halfthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/halfthoughtsGoingAroundInCircles.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (3.3MB) It is a new year. What is so new about it? Anyone born before 2008 will have been here before, at least on a cosmic scale. We inhabitants of the Earth have […]