Just when you think you’ve got something all figured out, it changes. For instance a few decades ago cassettes were the business—portable, durable, and mix-tape friendly. Though CDs were around, they hadn’t yet gained much ground. But over time the world grew accustomed to the new format and cassettes died a slow but inevitable death. And now MP3s put CDs on the endangered list.

Whether it’s in consumer electronics or nature or worldviews, change is inevitable. And when it happens, it disrupts everything (for better or worse). (more…)

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Two score and, oh, about a week and a half ago, Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the Moon.

Upon taking his first step on the Moon’s surface, he uttered the now famous words “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” But what he said next seems just as profound. “It has a stark beauty all its own.” (more…)