“Life would be so wonderful if we only knew what to do with it.”
—Greta Garbo, Swedish actress, born September 18, 1905
The Lean Launchpad course at Click Workspace started up yesterday afternoon. It served as a fine example of the “minimum viable product” ethos of Lean Launchpad (translation: there were a few techical glitches). Great job by Aimen Khan, Paul Silva, Jim Mumm, Thom Fox, and Rick Feldman. The people taking the class are an impressive group of entrepreneurs, too.
I had lunch with videographer Kris Badertscher yesterday. Take a look at her new website Art & Videos: Making Art/Capturing Artists. If you don’t know her work, you’re in for a treat.
InCommN has access to the Community Room at 10 Hampton Avenue in Northampton on Tuesdays between 6–8PM from now until December. Got an idea for a workshop that will set the world on fire? Contact Daniel Lieberman.
|7:15-9:00AM||Holyoke||Chicopee Chamber September Salute Breakfast|
|8:30AM–12:00PM||Holyoke||Affiliated Chambers of Springfield Western Mass Business Forum|
|8:45–11:45AM||Holyoke||River Valley Investors|
|11:30AM–1:00PM||Springfield||Professional Women’s Chamber Meeting|
|5:00–7:30PM||Holyoke||Holyoke Chamber Annual Clambake|
Occurs to me that in a world where we are always connected that the only good thing about our current, execrable air travel system, that it gets you there fast, will be less important in the future. The top speed of the alumimum airships being developed by the Aeros Corporation is about 140mph, which would get you from New York to Los Angeles in about 20 hours. If you could travel in comfort and be connected the whole time, why wouldn’t you want to? Compare to the cramped, inhuman conditions endured by jet passengers. Oh, wait, things are better in First Class, aren’t they?
The Last Word
Léon Foucault, French inventor, born September 18, 1819, speaking of his pendulum, a simple device that demonstrates the rotation of the Earth:
“Any person, brought into the presence of this fact, stops for a few moments and remains pensive and silent; and then generally leaves, carrying with him forever a sharper, keener sense of our incessant motion through space.”