Gotta love that ExxonMobil introduction to the video. I prefer Bill's final statement:
"We never have as much money as the oil companies so we're figuring out a different currency, and that's our bodies. Putting them on the line feels very good, feels very powerful and I think we have a chance."
This is a great man.
Have you ever tried to give something valuable away for free? I’ve discovered it’s a more difficult activity than you’d expect.
Story: In mid-August we had to move out of our capacious accommodation at UofT into much smaller quarters. Therefore, we hosted a series of free yard sales to try and give away all of our superfluous stuff at warp speed. Well, we tried to be free... I’ve never had so much money forcibly pushed in my hands and thrown at my feet, nor am I used to making people so uncomfortable. I eventually learned to say, “The only payment we accept is to tell people about our app, Tradyo,” so that at least people would feel like they were stealing from a company, not an individual.
This whole experience got me thinking though. I’ve spent a couple days trying to understand my personal psychology around giving and getting stuff for free.
How cool is this!? I want one for Canada. How do I get that job?
We really need to up the ante for the Ontario provincial election. Mark my words, I will stand on guard for the Green Energy Act. We all know it could use improvement but scrapping it would be plain stupid.
On another note, infographics. I've considered going back to school for graphic design because I can't get enough of this stuff. Has anyone ever come across a tutorial on how to infograph? Right now, I'm operating on a low-tech napkin system.