Just read a timely piece: Aug. 9, 1854: Thoreau Warns, 'The Railroad Rides on Us' by Randy Alfred at Wired.com.
Thoreau's Walden, or Life in the Woods was first published on this day in 1854. And, as Alfred notes,"it remains to this day a trenchant criticism of the excesses of technology." Walden also contains some pretty astute observations for anyone needing a little getting-organized-inspiration, and Alfred has included some of the best bits in his article.
Whether it's excesses of technology... or papers... or shoes... Thoreau is worth checking out!
Posted on Mon, August 9, 2010