telecom, technology and the occasional floobergeist

I’ve got an abundance of bits and pieces of canadian telecom and internet experience, and I am thrilled to be in a place in time when all is changing, technology is developing, and the status quo is being disrupted. 

Floobergeist is a word that is beginning to defy definition.  The more I roll that smooth pebble around, the more it becomes to mean. Floobergeist started out as the magic dust that turns dreams into ideas.  And then it began to encompass the zing that happens when you have conversations about those ideas. And now, it’s the whole evolution from dream to conversation, with each step improving the later and the former along the way.

Everyone aspires to good conversations. They can lead you to adventures you’ve never imagined, and to people you can twig with.

Let’s have a good conversation…


Peak Oil: What Happens When Gas Goes Goodbye?

I know - it’s a pretty dramatic title ;-)
Catchy, dontcha think?
The Toronto Star had an article this morning on folks who are *prepping for the worst*, in the event of an impending oil crisis.
It got me to thinking. It’s not the *end* of oil that’s going to bring about a Time of Reckoning, but the first downward slide of oil production.
Folks think they can carry on, tickety-bo, and by the time we are *out* of oil, there will be new, better technologies to keep us warm, fed, paid and healthy.
Alas, as soon as the world realizes that we are on the downward slide of oil production, and that we can no longer produce enough *stuff*, then all hell could conceivably break loose. Curiously enough, smart folks are corroborating the Peak Oil problems.

Lifeaftertheoilcrash.net isn’t as improbable as I was expecting, and despite being a bit of a doomsday site, it’s also full of interesting stats, insightul info, and a whole reading list of survival guides.  People are starting to pay attention - the Amazon reviews on these books are FULL of people who are in search of materials to help them be prepared.

Me, I just want to read up, to know what I don’t know, and then go from there. Plus, it never hurts to get smarter. Everyone should know which berries are poisonous. :-)

One thing for certain, being stuck in a suburb at the end of the world is decidedly NOT a good place to be.

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