Kathleen Merrigan (deputy secretary of the USDA), writing at The Atlandtic:
When the farmer, the packer, the wholesaler, and the retailer all prosper in the same region, it creates opportunity for home-grown jobs, draws more people into agriculture, and fosters relationships between the people who buy food and the people who grow it.
Also — forget the nursing shortage crisis, this scares me even more:
The average age of an American farmer today is 57; for every farm operator under the age of 35, we have six over 65. Unless a young person inherits land and equipment, it is unlikely that he or she will have any chance at getting into – let alone surviving in – the global marketplace.
At Doug's AppleScripts for iTunes. Two things about this post: (1) it is a good quick start guide to using Folder Actions, and (2) attach this script to a Dropbox folder and you've got a pretty sweet "remote add to iTunes" system.
Makes my project look absolutely pitiful.
Or, like me, sometimes you write Thundercats.
Scott Kellum at Vox Product, writing about his "Singularity" grid system for grids with modular scales.