abba's way

The End of The Environment

Stephen Curtiss Rose

The problem I generally have with A Pattern Language may have to do with my Taurean, literal nature and with my penchant for asking why.

It is not as if most of A Pattern Language isn’t vastly preferable to what we have, especially if we take in the entire world. But I also have a persistent image in my mind of a future that is very different from that premised by Christopher Alexander and his colleagues in A Pattern Language. And possibly that may stem from a philosophy that is a trifle less inclined to imagine eternal patterns and fixed archetypes.

Any way I feel I have a different image of, or idea about, the future.

My premises include:

Air will eventually become too noxious in heavily populated areas to make life itself endurable.

The costs of transportation, in the entirely unacceptable oil-automobile economy we now have, will become unbearable…

View original post 336 more words


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s