Tag Archives: history

How the pace of innovation is increasing, and what might stop it.

I believe the pace of innovation is accelerating. There are accelerating returns because we invent new tools that create new tools. And most, if not all, innovation is an incremental process that builds on the knowledge and ideas that precede it. So more innovation, means more to build on. That is exponential growth. Read more »

A 1001+ things to do for a boy (or girl)

Boys’ Life magazine, published monthly since 1911, is the official publication of the Boy Scouts of America. The magazine continues to this day for subscribers. But even if you are not a subscriber, back issues – EVERY ISSUE -, are available online to everyone through the December 2009 issue. Read more »

How to signal 100 miles without the aid of electricity. What is a heliograph?

The most astonishing of them is the immense distance at which the flash can be seen bright and distinct Read more »

How much purchasing power has the dollar lost over time?

We have heard of inflation, but what is its effect? A dollar doesn’t buy what it used to. But what does that mean? I bought a house in 1988 for $97,000. If I had to buy it today with a weaker dollar, how much would it cost?
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How to boost the economy, revitalize cities, and help the disadvantaged; How to fix the world #12

Are there licensing requirements that are designed to protect incumbent businesses at the expense of the upstart? Read more »

Triple your money and save a child; How to fix the world #11

Do you know what polio is? It is a virus that can cause paralysis in up to 10% of those infected. It is contagious, transmitted through Read more »

For Friday the 13th, a study in horror

Friday the 13th will occur every year at least once, and at most three times. For any month, if the 1st is a Sunday, then that month holds a Friday the 13th. Read more »

Uncover the secret right US citizens have to protect their freedom; How to fix the world #7

Learn and spread the knowledge of the secret power United States citizens have that protects freedom against the expanding power of government. Read more »

How do you decorate eggs for Easter?

The egg is a blank canvas. The possibilities are endless. But there is a style and method of egg decorating that has caught my eye. Read more »

How to see arbitrage happen in slow motion

The free market concept makes predictions. One prediction, is that excess profits are a signal for competitors to enter the market. Read more »