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  • CJ Swartz
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    Originally posted by byRo
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    [BORING STUFF][INDENT]OK, so here I go getting all serious on something that was supposed to be just cute (sorry guys 'n girls) [/BORING STUFF] Rô
    Not at all boring, Rô! Following your lead, I googled up links to pages including an artist's Flash visual presentations of "The Village" http://www.luccaco.com/miniatureearth/index.html

    A similar, but not identical updated version of The Village:
    http://www.odt.org/popvillage.htm

    The Sustainability Institute, created by Donella Meadows, which includes archives of her writing -- including, under the HOPE section, "An Endangered Species Can Be Fun" http://www.sustainer.org/dhm_archive...=vn133beetleed

    Links to sustainable food and systems thinking as a method of solving the problem of creating a sustainable food supply... I LOVE the internet, and I love Google!
    Two basic principles underlying systems thinking are:
    1) that an adjustment to one part of a system is apt to have more than one effect, and
    2) that anticipating those multiple impacts is helpful in understanding a system and choosing a course of action to affect it.

    Originally posted by chris h
    I think sensible people use other peoples computers Doug!

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  • chris h
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    I think sensible people use other peoples computers Doug!

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  • byRo
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    I remember seeing something like that before.
    Now I looked it up (a.k.a. Googled) and found some sites with the same numbers.
    Concidentally (not) the 1 computer gets shot down first.

    This link (http://www.mysterra.org/webmag/coup-de-coeur_en.html ) seems to have a more believable list - at least on of the poor guys gets a computer this time.

    [BORING STUFF]
    OK, so here I go getting all serious on something that was supposed to be just cute (sorry guys 'n girls)

    Seems that the numbers stem from a work of Donella H. Meadows (http://www.redrat.net/thoughts/global_village.htm) which dates from 1990.
    Some other numbers may have changed in the last 16 years and, although it doesn't even appear on her list, the 1 computer owner from around 1990 may not have been that far off!
    [/BORING STUFF]

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  • studioj
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    Very interesting, 6 of them will be very rich, but only one of them could have a computer

    Kind of funny.

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  • Doug Nelson
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    100 people

    I've no idea if this is true, but it sounds true, and I thought I'd share it:

    "If we could shrink the earth's population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look something like the following:
    There would be:
    57 Asians
    21 Europeans
    14 from the Western Hemisphere, both north and south
    8 Africans
    52 would be female
    48 would be male
    70 would be nonwhite
    30 would be white
    70 would be non-Christian
    30 would be Christian
    6 people would possess 59% of the entire world's wealth and all 6 would be from the United States.
    80 would live in substandard housing
    70 would be unable to read
    1 would be near death; and 1 would be near birth
    1 (yes, only 1) would have a college education, and
    1 would own a computer"

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