Sam Chrisinger wrote:As an extra question-- are there questions or problems in permaculture that would benefit from computing? I have worked to cultivate a skill as a programmer, and wonder if I can use this in a way that would provide knowledge or tools to the permaculture community.
Michael Cox wrote:IIf you are not a technology Luddite then you are also not a permaculturist..
Tyler Ludens wrote:Whaaa? Bill Mollison, one of the guys who invented Permaculture, advocated modern technology like solar panels, heavy earth-moving machinery, etc. Geoff Lawton appears to love earth moving machinery, the bigger the better. Also solar electric and the like. So I'm not sure where people get the Luddite idea from.............
Sam Chrisinger wrote: Certainly permaculture ethics can provide some guidance on this?
Sam Chrisinger wrote:
Perhaps a better question is how to be deliberate about how we choose to use technology? Certainly permaculture ethics can provide some guidance on this? This all must come with the recognition that (especially in the case of digital) technology requires a long chain of energy to become available to the public. This includes things like raising/educating/training engineers and factory workers, extracting and heavily refining raw materials, and building and maintaining the infrastructure to facilitate this (which in turn requires more engineers, administrators, buildings, cars, etc).