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Humongous mainframe program hogs whole hard disk – SPSS – Whole Earth Software Catalog – Version 1.3

Humongous mainframe program hogs whole hard disk – SPSS – Whole Earth Software Catalog – Version 1.3 – evaluation Woody Liswood WOODY LISWOOD: Statistics programs are still up in the air. I received SPSS. $795 is the list price. Comes on nine disks. All must be loaded and available before you can run the program. […]

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The garden of Eden

The garden of Eden – excerpt from ‘Bucky Works: Buckminster Fuller’s Ideas for Today’ J. Baldwin Does anyone here know who Buckminster Fuller was? When I put that question to a roomful of today’s college students, one or two hands may wave uneasily. “Wasn’t he the dome guy? I’ve heard my dad mention him.” He […]

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Institutional tolerance of marijuana in Holland

Institutional tolerance of marijuana in Holland Gerard Holthuis Institutional Tolerance of Marijuana in Holland YOU CAN BUY MARIJUANA AND HASHISH — “soft drugs” we call them — in the youth centers and coffee bars in Holland. Since 1976, possession of under 30 grams of soft drugs for personal use is the same kind of offense […]

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The Japanese Social Structure: Its Evolution in the Modern Century.

The Japanese Social Structure: Its Evolution in the Modern Century. – book reviews The Japanese Social Structure (Its Evolution in the Modern Century) Tadashi Fukutake 1989; 232 pp. $22.50 ($25.50 postpaid) from Columbia University Press (see left) Comprehensive statistics on the changes in work and values in this century show the surprising strength of the […]

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Aaron’s Code.

Aaron’s Code. – book reviews Howard Rheingold Aaron’s Code The name of this book is the name for the programming code that constitutes the software artist known as Aaron; Harold Cohen is the renowned abstract artist who abandoned his painting career in the mid-sixties to learn computer programming, in order to pursue a theory about […]

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Addi Errabi.

Addi Errabi. – sound recording reviews Tom McIntyre The most widely used instrument is the oud — a watermelon-shaped lute, usually with five pairs of strings. Sometimes a single bottom string is added for drone effects. The oud con sound similar to a guitar or a little like an Indian sarod or sitar. Contemporary aud […]

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Don’t be afraid, gringo

Don’t be afraid, gringo – the story of Elvia Alvarado Medea Benjamin The story of Elvia Alvarado, translated and edited by Medea Benjamin Listen to this woman. She speaks from her heart with unexpected directness. The persuasiveness of her arguments lies in something that can only be “common sense” – a simplicity of logic that […]

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Handy tips on how to behave at the death of the world

Handy tips on how to behave at the death of the world Anne Herbert Sometimes it comes in a dream, and sometimes in one more newspaper headline. And then you know. With your cells and past and future you know. It’s over. We are killing it all and soon it all will be dead. We […]

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Burden’s – Burden’s Surplus Center

Burden’s – Burden’s Surplus Center Jay Baldwin Burden’s Burden’s Surplus Center There’s not much “war surplus” around these days, so old-time stores like Burden’s have concentrated on hydraulic and pneumatic components, electronic parts, industrial leftovers, and discounted tools. As with all surplus outlets, you are at an advantage if you have some experience with this […]

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The disharmonic convergence: the far left and the far right as strange bedfellows

The disharmonic convergence: the far left and the far right as strange bedfellows – includes listing of relevant periodicals Jay Kinney If each of us is born with a motto inscribed in our genes, I suspect that mine must be “Fools rush in ere angels fear to tread.” As a cartoonist as well as a […]