Category Archives: Humpty Dumpty

We can’t regain our former technology to help us cope with the increasing heat, disease, growing food, etc

MicroChips after Collapse: kiss your computer and cell phone goodbye

I encourage you to read about how pencils are made and Thwaite’s attempt to build a simple toaster from scratch before you read what follows.  I don’t even attempt to list the hundreds of materials, rare metals, complex chemicals, catalysts, … Continue reading

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Even Pencils will be hard to make

Most of us are unaware of how complex our society is, how things are made, how food is grown, how stuff is delivered, and the people, energy, transportation, and kinds and sources of materials in every day objects.  This essay, … Continue reading

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Toasters are Toast

Thomas Thwaites’ book, “The Toaster Project” illustrates why it will be so hard, if not impossible, to bounce back from collapse in the future to anything like what we take for granted today.  Thwaites set about trying to make a … Continue reading

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