RE: SOC/TECH: Greenstar <----MUST SEE

From: Brian D Williams (
Date: Mon Jun 26 2000 - 12:24:20 MDT

From: "altamira" <>

>Athough I'm enthuiastic about the technological aspects of the
>project I agree with Robin about the economics, and also about the
>greater benefit of microloans. As I mentioned in another post,
>you're not going to get the greatest benefit from the technology
>if it's installed as a pre-designed package. You HAVE to design
>it on-site.

One of the design ideas involved is to have it serve as a center
for microbanking.

>I also mentioned the feasibility of small manufacturing
>enterprises now that we have the internet--also there's some very
>exciting technology around that would allow for custom design of
>many products to suit the individual customer, and equipment
>that's small enough and inexpensive enough to be purchased by a
>few individuals or by a village.

>I think the greatest progress could be made by the gift of
>information. The internet. And freedom to invent, not
>pre-packaged ideas. Give people the internet, and turn them

I couldn't agree more. One of the most valuble ideas of GreenStar
besides the Internet link, is the 1050 volume library of
appropriate technology on Cdrom.

I think you would greatly enjoy the book "Gaviotas: a village to
change the world."


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