This is a stitch illustration, fabric and metal piece I am putting into the Species on the Verge and Other Works w/POV as an accessory to original 2006 homage piece for Subculture Joe. The late Jason Sprinkle (SubC Joe 1969-2005) was a brilliant artist, "our Banksy," who was (intentionally) misunderstood and driven out of town by the City of Seattle.
I just had to share this, but please read the full article from Wired Magazine.
These are the words that jumped for me:
"Gates: ...We saw a car factory that turns out 300,000 vehicles in a spot that had been a field 18 months before. It’s incredible to see the speed. The engineers are living in a dormitory and working 16 hours a day, and they don’t talk about permits or getting time off. I’ve seen this before—when I visited Japan in the ’70s,..."
Aha, explains the mass layoffs of 2003/4 at Microsoft, when 45 yr old + employees were canned, (i sat next to a few of them in classes at Shoreline CC) while Indians were enticed to emigrate (body shopping) and fill the gap, because American workers weren't "qualified." Now i know what "qualified" means.
As far as solar, Mr Bill might be advised to take some time to speak with the Ballard solar research home owners, (name ?- were on the Green Home Tour 4/11) and learn from reality. FYI he and Microsoft didn't catch on to the internet idea all that fast either.
Back to "Wired" interview:
"Anderson: So suffice to say we will find no solar cells on the roof of the Gates residence?
Gates: Oh, we like to be cute like everyone. For rich people, this is OK. Rich people can do whatever they want."
It's good to know what a culture measures, rewards and values.