Saturday, July 03, 2004

Small is beautiful

"Schumacher wanted what he called 'intermediate technology' - technology that people could control, understand and fix themselves. He argued for human scale development and economics that kept the profit of work within the community, and that the giganticism of the multinational company was fundamentally flawed because it was out of proportion to the human scale. The only way to solve the environmental crisis was to go small." 1

1. Alan Shepard, May 2004. Is small still beautiful?