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January 19, 2013

Time to Up the Ante

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Stewart Brand, 1966
"It was February 1966 and I was twenty–eight and was sitting on a gravelly roof in San Francisco's North Beach. I had taken a mild dose of LSD...
How could I induce NASA or the Russians to finally turn the cameras backwards? We could make a button! A button with the demand "Take a photograph of the entire earth." No, it had to be made a question. Use the great American resource of paranoia. 'Why haven't we seen a photograph of the whole Earth yet?' Ah. That was it. By the next morning, I got busy printing buttons and posters asking that question." -- Stewart Brand
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Aspen Mays, 2013

Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 19, 2013 12:41 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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We can get far enough from the Earth to photograph it, we may never be able to leave the universe.

Posted by: Alan Kellogg at January 19, 2013 2:52 PM

Stewart Brand left the Universe long ago.

Posted by: Peccable at January 20, 2013 5:54 AM