Sitting at Britt‘s place (on his birthday, no less… happy birthday, dude!), talking with Tom Stites, who just said — approximately, but this is close enough — that VRM is about “rehumanizing” business. I love that. Because it’s about equipping individuals, rather than just businesses. For the good of both. But the “—ization happens by, and for, and from, the humans. Not by, for and from businesses. It’s about the point of origin, the departure point for the vector. Humanization. I like that.
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The Universe is 13.7 billion years old, give or take.
That means our planet has been around for a little over a third of the history of the Universe.
The Sun is about half way through its life as a star, and will become a planetary nebula in about 6.5 billion years, and a white dwarf in about 9.5 billion years, more or less. At the end of that time, the Sun will have lasted well over half the age of the Universe.
Sarabeth’s has been around for more than a third of the age of myself, and more than twice the age of The Kid.
Better hurry over.
[Later…] Two bonus quotes, courtesy of The Kid:
|Whether they find a life there or not, I think Jupiter should be called an enemy planet. — Jack Handey|
|Oh hai. In teh beginnin Ceiling Cat maded the skiez An da Urfs, but he did not eated it. — Genesis I, LOLCat Bible.|