Digital Millwright is about infrastructure, the stuff that makes modern life possible and profoundly shapes it in the process. For our purposes, today's infrastructure includes the increasingly globalized systems that supply us with water, food, electricity, waste disposal, building materials, consumer products, information and transportation. This emphasizes information systems as an enabler of other types of modern infrastructure.
Digital Millwright is about sustainability, or living in a way that makes our planet healthier and preserves it for the future. This blog begins with the approach of The Natural Step organization, which defines sustainability as the elimination of society's contribution to the
- progressive buildup of substances extracted from the earth, i.e. minerals and fossil fuels
- progressive buildup of man-made substances, such as hazardous chemicals and wastes
- destruction and degradation of nature and natural resources, such as forests and wildlife habitat
- development of conditions that prevent people from meeting their own needs, such as inadequate pay and hazardous working conditions
On this blog, I monitor current events and publications; review books and films; interview experts, leaders and visionaries; and publish the work of a variety of writers from different perspectives. I would like your active participation, and welcome comments on whatever we publish. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your thoughts, ideas, or suggestions.
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