[Diggers350] Any iPhone owners out there?
greenwomble at googlemail.com
Wed Apr 4 14:07:35 BST 2012
And I was just thinking last night, if I put this phone 1' before my
eyes I have the equivalent of a large plasma screen tv.
How amazing that I have a radio, a mini plasma screen tv, voice
recorder, video camera, camera, macro camera, telephone, text phone,
picture phone, address book, book reader, mini laptop to access all
internet plant info, wikipedia et al, emails, social network, recipes,
internet reader, document maker, watch, calendar, alarm clock, a box
4" by 2" to put my whole personal
paper and photographic history into, a hi fi music centre for all the
music ever played, all the memory from my computer to hand, romantic
songs to hand on any cosy warm relaxed candlelit interlude with my
girlfriend, plus other benefits that Ive missed out. in something
solar and wind powered 4" by 2".
So when one lives totally disconnected from the matrix, off grid, off
mains sewage, off mains telephone, off water, off most mains food, in
a forest garden using 99% renewables, growing renewables, using long
lived durables, and working to develope that and also promote that,
yes I find this little gadjet which can be tethered to give internet
access to a low power small bicycle technology durable wind powered
Laptop very useful. Overall I've been tethering to the internet here
for 6 years now. This is a 2 year old smart phone with a Google
android 2.2 browser, but its about the same as an Iphone, is there any
What exactly is wrong with an iPhone, any more than this phone , a
technology made by our matrix industrial society which is born out of
land dispossesion and recruitment of the subsequent land and life
dispossessed grateful human rental wage slaves.us.
The greatest mistake , surely is to labour under any illusion that
yourself or anyone does not play a part in that matrix. The only ones
who aren't are those natives of us still living out of it.
But most importantly, wouldn't you say that what needs to increase is
the other economy, actually the bigger of the two, except that it does
not have Land,because of the dispossesion of Our land, our Earth, the
digger freeconomy, the gift economy community land and community
ethics. For us to give up on trying to become a 'compromising'
authority and persuade the dispossesing authority that has been at its
business for 5000 or more years, to paradoxically give up the land
they have stolen and are still stealing still, back to the people.
Yes we need to not allow our land to be taken any more and. By
associating together to create ways to actually repossess the land.
To be community and to live light.
Use permaculture best practise to live in the flow of life.
Harmony with life.
I hope we can do that. For now the phone I'm using is very useful.
On 03/04/2012, Paul Mobbs <mobbsey at gn.apc.org> wrote:
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> I've managed to do without any such electronic gadgetry as part of my
> lifestyle. Consequently I can't quite see what people would want to inflict
> such damage, on the planet as well as their pockets, by owning such as
> It's a mindset thing; if you life in a simpler way where such gadgets are
> unnecessary, in turn many other aspects of your life will be tuned/aligned
> towards a lower level of impact too (I think even 'The Sermon on the Mount'
> has something to say about that --
> http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%206:24&version=KJV ).
> - --
> "We are not for names, nor men, nor titles of Government,
> nor are we for this party nor against the other but we are
> for justice and mercy and truth and peace and true freedom,
> that these may be exalted in our nation, and that goodness,
> righteousness, meekness, temperance, peace and unity with
> God, and with one another, that these things may abound."
> (Edward Burrough, 1659 - from 'Quaker Faith and Practice')
> Paul's book, "Energy Beyond Oil", is out now!
> For details see http://www.fraw.org.uk/mei/ebo/
> Read my 'essay' weblog, "Ecolonomics", at:
> Paul Mobbs, Mobbs' Environmental Investigations
> 3 Grosvenor Road, Banbury OX16 5HN, England
> tel./fax (+44/0)1295 261864
> email - mobbsey at gn.apc.org
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It's a revolution. But it's the sort of revolution that no one will
notice. It might get a little shadier, or brighter. Buildings might
function better. You might have less money to earn because your food
is all around you and you don't have any energy costs. and more
people will be fed, as more land and resources, kept scarce for the
dollar, for the abundance called glut, will be shared.
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