Now that the wandering period is over, I'm back on dry land - on the lookout for interesting developments, ideas, innovations, and evolutions!
I wanted to pass on this quote, which combines complexity, connectivity, and cosmic unity in a simple paragraph:
"Whatever we learn has a purpose and whatever we do affects everything and everyone else, if even in the tiniest way. Why, when a housefly flaps his wings, a breeze goes round the world; when a speck of dust falls to the ground, the entire planet weighs a little more; and when you stamp your foot, the earth moves slightly off its course. Whenever you laugh, gladness spreads like the ripples in a pond; and whenever you're sad, no one anywhere can be really happy. And it's much the same thing with knowledge, for whenever you learn something new, the whole world becomes that much richer."
- Norton Juster, "The Phantom Tollbooth"
Let us all try in 2006 to learn something new in order for the whole world to become that much richer...