Monthly Archives: June 2012

another hero

I don’t (well, can’t) follow Bruce Sterling everywhere he goes, but he’s another source of unanticipated education. Case in point: this pair of postings on wire bending: DIWire in action (a 2-minute video that will surprise you) and a followup from the DIWire folks showing how to do it yourself (5:48 of inspiration). Bruce’s photostream is as good a way as any to simulate a funhouse ride…

Look on the works, ye mighty

My recent trip to the west coast and back (see my photostream) didn’t disclose anything so glorious as what Doc Searls seems to capture effortlessly (well, probably not without considerable effort, in fact…) with his crisscrossings of the continent. Here’s one from his latest:


and you can read some exegesis here. This comes along, providentially, as I’m enjoying Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter The Long Earth . Doc is one of my Heroes, for sure. Wish I could be half so clear and consistent in my use of this medium, and he just has it right about photography and Ideas and, obviously, Cluetrain. Over the years his blog has educated me gently and surprisingly.