The Man Who Ate the World – by Frederik Pohl

Many moons ago I read the short story with the above title. Although not one of Pohl’s best works, it has nevertheless left an obviously lasting impression on me. Written in the mid-fifties, it’s a future tale of consumerism gone mad. In the tale, it’s illegal not to consume as much as possible.  The hero… Continue reading The Man Who Ate the World – by Frederik Pohl

Mini E – an Enviromental Disaster Looms from Muddled Thinking

Truly this car is the pits. -and here’s how.. The engineers seem to have responded with the most short-term planning possible to a demand from the BMW marketing department to make the company look green now that sales of their monster cars are down 40%.  Some “ad” bloke has said “clean electricity, that’s the way… Continue reading Mini E – an Enviromental Disaster Looms from Muddled Thinking