«What we have to do is not only ‘think small’, we have to think human. (...) What is beautiful are people, what is beautiful is the ecosystems and their integrity in which we live. What is beautiful is the soil which we share with the rest of the world of life. And particularly that special bit of soil in which we feel we have some degree of stewardship.»

All in there: Decentralization, Federation, Smalltech, Community, DIY ... Murray Bookchin in the 70ies. (thanks to who shared this previously!)

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@freebliss Bookchin spends a lot of time in this piece railing against the “language of electronics”, and how those words and concepts have influenced the way people think about life on Earth. Upon seeing the argument laid out this way, I realize that inverts this — all these electronic devices are here (okay) and they’re useful (sometimes) so let’s figure out how to incorporate them into our ecology. Let’s stop adapting ourselves to them and let’s adapt them to us.

@mycorrhiza True that! I feel that in the response to the audience question about whether he is against technology he hints at these ideas too, at the very least at smalltech and open source. Permacomputing now of course offers a much more refined position and elaboration on the aspect of sustainability and resources.

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