3D Printing is a “black swan.” These are inventions or events that no one saw coming, but that monumentally changed life as we know it. The personal computer, the internet, and the September 11th 2001 attacks are black swans.
Alex Jones’s invention “Hive Pulse” sends information from a beehive to a cloud based database that can be used at all levels, from the beekeeper’s kitchen counter, to bee biologists and Colony Collapse Disorder researchers.
Seth and Maura Kroeck run Crystal Springs Farm Organic Vegetable CSA in Brunswick, Maine (photo courtesy of their website).
This year’s slow start to spring is driving me crazy, delaying the time when I can take a walk in a t-shirt or get the mail barefoot.
Seth sees weather at a whole different level, more the way I might study every tiny sound coming from my car’s 220,000 mile engine. To Seth, weather is a key factor in the quality and quantity of farm output for his CSA members.
How do we know tea popularity is growing in the US? Follow the money. Starbucks just bought Teavana, for $620 million. They already own Tazo. Wall Street Journal reports, “More coffee drinkers switching to tea.” (source)
Everyone loves to bash Microsoft for a new software release.
Windows 95 got panned because we finally had to use a mouse to get the full benefit. When they dropped DOS, you’d think they stole the turkey from Thanksgiving dinner. Even more ironic, given where this article is going, was the uproar over the confusing “Start” button which replaced all those ALT and CTRL keyboard commands.