Whole Earth pt. 2

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Stewart Brand is a name not often recognised in the UK, but his imprint on the history of environmentalism and technology is massive, from the Whole Earth Catalog, the Well, to hackers and Wired.  A recent article in the New York Times reminded me not only of his achievements but also his current contrary take on eco and green issues. Pro nuclear power, plant genetics and mega cities, his arguments are persuasive and strong scientific counterpoint to the “romantic” environmentalist view. 

And I have finally ordered a copy of his book, “How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They’re Built”, long out of print in the UK, but thanks to Amazon USA on its way to me. Will review it later… 

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