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Technology is Like a Flashlight

A recent trip to the woods reminded me of another use for the flashlight. It provides a useful metaphor for the limits and dangers of technology. When you use a flashlight, you probably get the results you were aiming for: … Continue reading

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Unintended (But Predictable) Consequences

Here’s a recent BBC report on a disturbing and instructive phenomenon: Conservation measures in one country leading to environmental devastation in another: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-11430622. Basically, it’s about black-market lumber from Nepal going to India. You have to read down a ways … Continue reading

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