Arthur Clarke’s notion that any technology insufficiently understood is like magic applies here.
I gather that Al Bartlett is something of an internet legend when it comes to getting people to think about the power of *rates of change*, be it doubling, exponential, or compound interest. I wish the video was a little shorter. I’d like to share it with Lily.
I have a daughter. She’s smart. She likes to build things. We live in the South.
A great video for beginning a fuller conversation about the nature of language.
If you have a girl in your life, show her this:
As I wrap up work on _The Makers of Things_, I came across this video that Greg Frugé shot of one of his boats crossing a levee. That’s Frugé laughing as the boat crosses. It is one of the most delightful sounds you have ever heard: someone rejoicing in something he made doing what it is supposed to do.