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Old 04-29-2020, 07:04 PM   #8730 (permalink)
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For a nation that doesn't understand arithmetic,I'm extrapolating the most simplistic mind picture I can imagine.
To mis-quote Han Solo "I can imagine a lot!".

RedDevil — I think it's backwards, but I point to R.B.Fuller's concept of the trim tab.
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When I thought about steering the course of the "Spaceship Earth" and all of humanity, I saw most people trying to turn the boat by pushing the bow around.
I saw that by being all the way at the tail of the ship, by just kicking my foot to one side or the other, I could create the "low pressure" which would turn the whole ship. If ever someone wanted to write my epitaph, I would want it to say "Call me Trimtab".
https://enq.translatum.gr/wiki/Buckminster_Fuller
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