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Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth by R. Buckminster Fuller
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Aug 08, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: technology, design, history
Read in August, 2010

I really wanted to like this book. But I found that Bucky's arguments were let down by his style of writing. He has lots of clever, relevant points but they're drowned out in his weird, 'comprehensive' perspective where he keeps going on about universe in a way that seems completely irrelevant to the operating issues at hand.

It is a fascinating document, considering it was written in 1968 and doesn't seem that dated. I would have liked a little less background and a lot more focus on the actual operating manual aspect, which he only touches upon in the last chapter with a whole lot of hand waving.

I guess he was better at lecturing in-person...
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Brett Bonowicz Spot on!

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