The Art of Endless Upgrades by Kevin Kelly

 Just ran across this post of Kevin’s, from 16 April 2011:

“…It’s taken me 60 years, but I had an ephipany recently: Everything, without exception, requires additional energy and order to maintain itself. Not just living things, but the most inanimate things we know of: stone gravemarkers, iron columns, copper pipes, gravel roads, a piece of paper. None will last very long without attention and fixing, and the loan of additional order. Life is maintenance.…”

I’ve just been cruising through Kevin’s writings (kk.org). Tremendous amount of focussed,thought-provoking output.

Upgrade post here: https://www.kk.org/thetechnium/archives/2011/04/the_art_of_endl.php

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

One Response to The Art of Endless Upgrades by Kevin Kelly

  1. It's actually physics – the second law of thermodynamics. All things move from low entropy (low disorder, lots of energy to maintain) to high entropy ( high disorder, low energy).(Take a look at your desk) It is why time moves forward! So, no wonder it takes time to come to this realization!

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