From the monthly archives:

March 2012

The Idea Factory–A Review

by Stephen Mills March 14, 2012

loved this book. It’s amazing to think about what the people at Bell Labs accomplished in this corporate American lab in the mid-twentieth century. I knew it was important, but I didn’t realize the extent of the innovations and inventions that came out of Bell Labs. We owe much of our modern information and connected world to work that was done in those labs and funded by AT&T.

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Enough Stuff

by Stephen Mills March 3, 2012

People go into debt to buy bigger homes to hold more stuff that puts them further in debt. It’s an endless cycle. We enslave ourselves to our stuff. I don’t really know what to do about it. I’m guilty of it but I’m getting better. Spending some time reflecting on it (like writing this article) helps when I have the urge to get something new. We’ve enslaved ourselves with the help of advertising and the media, but we can also choose to set ourselves free. Maybe you have enough stuff. It’s worth considering anyway.

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