After three weeks of being unable to use the internet (like an extended version of those dreams you had as a child where you couldn't scream), I finally got DSL installed. I won't tell you how excruciatingly excruciating it was just to get the company out here to get stuff installed... but rest assured, I have been run through the bureaucratic gauntlet.
It's done now. I think.
I can get back to posting stuff, which I will, very soon.
The Green Gap
In the Cold War, we feared a Missile Gap was a strategic weakness. Nowadays, we must awaken to the fact that the Green Gap is true strategic weakness: the nations whose economies will thrive in the coming years will not be those with the biggest factories, but those with the most sustainable, efficient, and ecological markets. What we require is a Strategic "Green Reserve" of ecological design to weather the coming changes that both climate and resource scarcity will force on the international economy.