Wednesday, April 30, 2014

STEWART BRAND ~












This is a meditative book unlike any I know, and the title isn't just true, but could be extended to: How people learn (or don't).

Common sense essays spun from personal experience by the creator of The Whole Earth Catalog. Even if you already know everything — you'd be a fool to miss out on reading through this wise book.








2 comments:

Luster said...

Bob,

Recently picked up a book on Brand and his cohorts called From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism which looks interesting but of course seems to deliver the whole problem. The trading of the homegrown and handmade (the stuff that learns) for the digital and dispersed. But yes, this is a beautiful book.

stay close,
mike

Bob Arnold / Longhouse said...

Mike,

Yes, re Brand — I haven't quite connected his way of thinking from whole earth to whole cyber, and it's not that I really want it explained. I'll learn from watching and listening and reading as I come across his texts.

Let's just say, once upon a time there was promise.

Today, it's raining
stay warm, Bob