Fractals of Change: May 2009

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4 posts from May 2009

May 31, 2009

Broadband for EVERYbody

We used to think it was enough to make broadband accessible everywhere. That's no longer good enough. We now need to make sure that everyone actually has broadband in his or her residence and business. Everyone! (voluntary cave dweller excepted). Our goal in Vermont is to combine stimulus mon More...

May 18, 2009

How Elders Protect Themselves from Young’uns

"For the first two years," the young architecture student told us, "we're not allowed to use computers or CAD. We have to learn to do all our drawing by hand. That's the way Miis [van der Rohe] would have wanted it. That's how we learn the basics."

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May 15, 2009


Yesterday Governor Jim Douglas announced that Vermont has submitted its claim for $21,999,000.00 in stimulus money for renewable energy projects. You can read that announcement at This is fo More...

May 03, 2009

Is Vermont Moving Fast Enough?

My last post complained that federal agencies are not moving quickly enough to make the rules and give out the money for competitive stimulus programs in crucial areas like broadband and energy. Getting these proj More...

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