"It is now highly feasible to take care of everybody on Earth at a higher standard of living than any have ever known. It no longer has to be you or me. Selfishness is unnecessary. War is obsolete. It is a matter of converting our high technology from WEAPONRY to LIVINGRY."
- Buckminster Fuller (h/t Suzy Waldman)

Friday, December 5, 2008

Celebrate the end of the Rat Race

Via Wikipedia:
Linus Torvalds himself also describes a notion as Linus's Law in the prologue to the book The Hacker Ethic: "Linus's Law says that all of our motivations fall into three basic categories. More important, progress is about going through those very same things as 'phases' in a process of evolution, a matter of passing from one category to the next. The categories, in order, are 'survival', 'social life', and 'entertainment'."
So stop worrying. Kick back. Set a spell. This is progress.

 

3 comments:

EliRabett said...

http://flickr.com/photos/8545275@N06/2186118097

Zowish said...

This sounds like an abbreviated Maslow. I find self-actualized and transcendent folks to be wonderfully entertaining.

Paul Baer said...

Reminds me more of the Hitchhiker's guide:

How will we eat?
Why do we eat?
Where should we have lunch?

--pb