I take few absolute moral stands. Issues get complicated three sentences into a conversation. There’s almost always a second valuable perspective to include.
Even a third.
But I do believe that we ought to watch our carbon footprints, and that women should be able to do whatever work they can manage. Hence the photo above.
SmartCars intrigue me. If they are safe – prime imperative – then how lovely to be able to scoot around taking up so little space, and adding so little CO2 to the atmosphere. They will soon be available in an electric drive, adding quiet to their glories.
The basic Mercedes model costs ~$12,000. The Scion version, faring better in the tech reviews, comes in at $16,000. Intriguing.
Flickr enthuses me. I don’t much like how Google takes over your Internet experience. I don’t like how they manage logins, and how they appear to know EVERYTHING. And besides, as a software product person, I find myself exclaiming over and over again how much I prefer the Yahoo email interface to Gmail. I figured out neither Gmail’s odd little list of contacts, nor the black cartoon talk icon in Chat.
While I have nothing against Facebook except its ugliness, I find their recent acquisition of Instagram depressing, and assume it will lead to another wave of 20-year olds who assume instant wealth is theirs for the taking. The resultant bad behavior gets in the way of actual work.
Besides, Marissa! Turn-arounds! Spunky companies refusing to go under in the face of a virtual monopoly! All the makings of a classic American story. Go Flickr!
Know what I mean?
These are very small choices I point to here, only cars and mobile phone photo apps with filters. But if you aren’t the sort for large moral crusades, haven’t dedicated yourself to a cause, and don’t follow religious tenets that lead to certainty of virtue, the small things matter all the more. Teeny tiny intentions.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Photo via Diorama Sky on Flickr