Antiquation Mechanism. A device that my Liance and I learned about on a program on PBS a few months ago has now gotten more press on Boing Boing and more importantly here. Incredible, proving that Ancient Greece was perhaps the best society humans ever produced. Well, maybe a few slips of the slopes but was more democratic and open to new ideas than our current "free" world. They still don't know how "mass" produced or known this knowledge was or what it was really even used for. A good bet to me would be seafaring. I also bet the schematics were lying in a Library somewhere. Or maybe we need to look toward the East. Still, it is astonishing what history uncovers, when humans were more in touch with the earth and not so driven to not be a part of it. Imagine what is left to discover...
Reading as best I can this holiday season: Hard-boiled Wonderland/End of the World by Haruki Murakami
Spitting sonic rage with: Rio Grande Blood by Ministry
Bopping my holiday head to: Christmas Remixed 1 & 2 from Six Degrees Records
Shameless Music Plugs:
"Cotton" Dick Clinton plays The Mall
Noble Chicken plays Lump of Coal