Author Archives: Brewster Kahle

Successful German Model for Permanently Tenant-Friendly Housing

Started in 1989 and now made up of 107 apartment buildings in Germany, a network of housing projects called Mietshäuser Syndikat, have locked themselves into a structure that allows almost complete autonomy for each housing project, with a couple of … Continue reading

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Custom School Short Video Description and Short Video by Kid having done it

    And, for more good news, Logan got into Cornell a year earlier than his years would suggest, and he is doing well there.   So custom schooling has been working well.

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Paper on systems like Foundation Housing

Housing for non-profit workers does not seem to be represented in this paper, but union housing, or permanently affordable housing is.   And hence, I suggest worth reading. The paper from 1996 usefully describes experiences with Community Land Trusts in urban … Continue reading

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Divertissement for Warming Orchestra #D4

Having just gone to the symphony tonight, I would like to propose a new piece of music, called Divertissement for Warming Orchestra. Here is the “score”: It is a form of call-and-response.  When the orchestra is warming up, any player … Continue reading

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How about 3 billion people, all living the good life?

We talk about rolling back our pollution production to 1990 levels, we talk about solving world poverty, we talk about reducing water use.   Why don’t we talk about rolling back our population explosion?  What if we rolled back the … Continue reading

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Locking the Web Open, a Call for a Distributed Web

Presentation by Brewster Kahle, Internet Archive Digital Librarian at Ford Foundation NetGain gathering, — a call from 5 top foundations to think big about prospects for our digital future. (via archive.org ) Hi, I’m Brewster Kahle, Founder of the Internet … Continue reading

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The Myth of the Self-Made Man, or maybe better said: Thank You.

My dear sons, Caslon and Logan– Those that proclaim themelves “Self Made”, I am convinced, are either ignorant or marketers. Ignorant of the many people that help us along, push us along, often without recognition. Or marketers that are purposefully … Continue reading

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When I First Realized I was being Lied to…

When I first realized I was being lied to, systematically lied to, and by the government, I felt upset, then felt duped, and it started me thinking– how far does this lying go? It was in the beginning of college … Continue reading

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Tower of Babel Story Celebrating Monoculture or Diversity?

I started to question what I was taught about the Tower of Babel story, and it turns out I was not the only one.   Oxford Biblical Studies Online analyzes it and comes up a non-traditional and, from my point of … Continue reading

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Are ‘Road-Trains’ Coming?

I think it could be a very good thing, and one that could evolve incrementally from existing technologies. I imagine ‘Road-Trains’ as made up of cars on highways that automatically adapt to what cars in front of it are doing, … Continue reading

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