Marie Spartalli STillman (England, 1844 - 1927) Beatrice, 1895 Watercolor, Gouache and Tempera on Paper
Daily Thoughts 10/14/2010
Slideshow from the book, Chrysler's Turbine Car: The Rise and Fall of Detroit's Coolest Creation by Steve Lehto http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steve-lehto/why-chryslers-turbine-car_b_760065.html . I have been interested in this for a long time. Jay Leno even built one of these for his personal use. http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/jay-leno/green-garage/4334674 . There is talk of microturbine electric cars like this one from Jaguar with very high speed and long ranges. http://www.greencarcongress.com/2010/09/cx75-20100930.html
I have always been interested in different visions of what technology might look like. The book, The Vertical Farm Feeding The World In The 21st Century by Dr. Dickson Despommier has come in for me to read. http://www.verticalfarm.com/ There is a certain pie in the sky feeling to this which I kind of like.
Today was another steady day. I worked on creating a flyer for the SCORE small business counseling and arranging for people to start signing up. I think it will go well. We also worked for a little bit on the survey form for our library. I think it will be ready fairly soon.
I also started looking up material on the year 1854, the novel Hard Times by Charles Dickens was published in 1854. I probably will look for more material on this year.
On the way home, I read some more of The Dragonfly Effect. It reminded me of how much we are tied in with the media if we use social networks.