Re: a to-do list for the next century

From: Stewart Brand (
Date: Thu Mar 23 2000 - 11:04:56 MST

At 10:47 AM +0000 3/23/00, Oliver Morton wrote:
>(On related matters, if you find biosurveys remotely attractive
>check out Colin Tudge's wonderful new book "The Variety of Life"

Great tip. I immediately ordered two from for overnighting
to me and Kevin Kelly. Systematic biologists at the California
Academy of Sciences (San Francisco) and Stanford are responding
quickly to the Global Biocensus idea.

>Which reminds me, I'll put in a bulk order for long-now clocks to
>put at the entries to the depositories, thus making the long now
>foundation a viable company and allowing philanthropists to move on
>to yet another good cause.

So good an idea it's already under way. Long Now is taking orders
for high-finish working replicas of Danny's 9-foot Prototype Clock,
which had its first (and dazzling) public showing at the TED
conference last month. Suitable for living room, city hall, state
capitol, museum, or nuclear waste depository. One million $ apiece,
which has some margin in it to help build the next
generation---25-foot-high "city" Clocks.

Stewart Brand
3E Gate 5 Road 415 331-9241 fax 331-6123
Sausalito, CA 94965 USA

The Long Now Foundation
PO Box 29462, Building 116, Presidio, San Francisco CA 94129
415 561-6582 fax 561-6297

I have a new book, THE CLOCK OF THE LONG NOW. $10.40 at

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