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The Longest Now

Thursday June 04th 2009, 12:33 pm
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I’ve started helping out with wikizine again, and am working to make OLPC updates come out on a weekly basis as well.  The invention of the week was a great human innovation, and we would all do well to honor it more.

(Aside: Honoring the Sabbath is something much more deeply meaningful than simple adherence to faith; it was an early step in global collaboration and division of labor, an arena in which we still have a few magnitudes of synchrony and productivity to eke out.)

Give wikizine a whirl, add your own news if you have any, browse the archives (soon to be on Meta as well), and help with translations if you can, particularly into/out of Spanish.

Wow! Can you elaborate on that aside?

Comment by Eugene Eric Kim 06.04.09 @ 1:19 pm

It’s worth it’s own post and discussion. Weekends and other holidays have a number of important features, most of which are independent of religion. Given a diversity of religions, the alignment and regularity of weekends as shared holidays across boundaries and peoples has been particularly valuable. Private, local, and regional effects of having this shared time set aside all improve coordination and the capacity of a community to share [certain types of] new ideas.

Comment by metasj 06.04.09 @ 2:19 pm

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