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Technology: Who Chooses?

 

Table of Contents
Fall 2001

Technotopia
Appropriate technology advocates like E. F. Schumacher showed that we could fit technologies to the needs of nature and people; the techno-utopians see it the other way around
by Andrew Kimbrell

Mother Nature’s School of Design
When we humans become arrogant about our cleverness, we need only look at the engineering behind a spider web
by Janine Benyus

Innayan* Just Don’t Do It
The oldest cultures may have the most to teach us about community and nature-sustaining technologies
by Victoria Tauli-Corpuz

Reclaiming Choice
In the US, the automobile went from a luxury to a necessity. The Internet could lead us down the same road, disfiguring communities, economies, and consciousness—unless we act
by Richard Sclove

Unplug Your Brain
Americans live inside television culture, absorbing the messages of advertisers and the corporate media
by Jerry Mander

Radical Technologies
When the Internet made global megacorporations possible, it also helped the dissidents get organized
by Jill Bamburg

Hey, Listen Up!
Kids in south central L.A. take a trip across the digital divide—and discover their vision
by Belvie Rooks

7 Wonders
The world’s best sustainable inventions

A Sustainable Energy Plan for the U.S.
In contrast to the Bush/Cheney business-as-usual energy policy, here’s a doable, climate-friendly energy plan that creates jobs and sustains life
by Guy Dauncey

 

Seattle: Kyoto Cool
This city is not waiting for the federal government to wise up about global warming. Seattle is exceeding the goals set by the Kyoto Protocol
by KC Golden

A Solar Future for an Ancient Civilization
Hopi elders wanted electricity but not the incursion of the electric company, power lines, and utility bills. The answer? Solar power
by Winona LaDuke

The Coming Hydrogen Economy
Imagine a world that runs on water, wind, and sun, where the only by-product of energy production is water. You’re imagining the hydrogen economy
by Ty Cashman & Bret Logue

A Precaution Primer
The precautionary principles of our grandparents are a simple, responsible way to think about our newest technologies
by Nancy Myers & Carolyn Raffensperger

Techno-Resources
Some technology resources—for citizens who care to choose
by Jill Bamburg & Rik Langendoen

arts and media

A Place in the Choir
Despite the electronic age, people still love to get together, pull out the song book, and make some joyful noise
by Carol Estes

in review
No Logo, Please
Walden Bello calls Naomi Klein’s book, No Logo, a "dizzying intellectual experience" but finds that it overlooks key drivers of the global economy

pfn news

The Great Work Ahead
Leaders from a broad spectrum of social movements met in the Cascades for cross-pollination, reinvigoration, and song
by David Korten

 


On Common Ground
Can we see the current movements as multiple facets of an evolving cultural revolution creating a new civil society?
by Grace Boggs

YES! Milestones
YES! magazine is pushing 21— issues, that is. Here’s the latest on your magazine’s growing impact, with thanks to you!
by Frances Korten

 

 

sustainable living

YES! … But How?
Non-polluting lawn mowers, the joys of washing soda, mercury-free thermometers, peeling off those annoying little stickers, and more.
by Doug Pibel & Annie Berthold-Bond

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