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Getting Warmer!

Why Spam Won't Go Away" - Nearly the most lucid description of "why" spam exists, I have ever read.

The only points he misses are:

"If 99% of all spam is filtered into trash, then sending spam becomes 100 times more expensive."

This may raise the cost to the sender but it does not take into consideration that abusive cost to "the network bandwidth" which we all pay for in the end.

"Anti-spam laws are another attempt to raise the cost of spam to an intolerable level; no one wants to go to jail for spamming."

Young minds and new energy!

Here's a great example: The progress of the WWW (Wild Wild Web) was an envelope pushed by young uninhibited minds that simply said; "Why Not?" While most think it was probably Big Business - Sun, Microsoft, Comcast or AOL - it was not.

It was basements, backyards and garages of kids saying; "This rocks, what if I ??" Freedom to create, can and usually does, deliver explosive results. Sure there are a great many failures along the way, but I would suggest that each of these delivered something positive to the creator.

If we were to channel just a fraction of this young, unlimited and untapped, potential into our search for new energy resources, I shutter to think of the outcome. The key is to get our youngest, best and brightest involved while they're still open to defying the odds.

Explaining away the beauty

I've found that many try so hard to explain away the emotion in much of what life has to offer. While science has it place for sure, I've always believed that science at times should be put aside to leave undivided attention for the acceptance and enjoyment of what beauty nature delivers.

Thinking outside the box; Is nature a product of scientific rule? Or, is scientific rule a product of the wondrous things the chaos of nature delivers?

I think Michael Shermer's article, "Unweaving the Heart", in Scientific American does a great job of articulating how science provides a placeholder for the wonders of natures.

The Big Moo is not just a Purple Cow

My friends at Conference Calls Unlimited have been gracious enough to share with me a copy of the Big Moo. What a wonderful read!

I must admit, Seth Godin, and this time "and company", have done it again. This book is a fabulous collection of the "What-it-takes" to make "things" happen. Not only is the book informative, inspiring, and oh so relevent, it's also downright fun to read.

If all of this were not enough, The Big Moo was written and distributed all in the name of making something very worthwhile "happen".

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