Woke up a little after 5AM from a drip-drop in my bedroom. I put a towel under the leak and since I would not be able to sleep with the dripping sound I got up and made tea. Now the sun is about to rise on a new day and indeed a new year. Many thanks for your New Year’s greetings and may 02007 be a good year for you and for all of us.
I know I am going to enjoy writing 02007 (0+2+0+0+7=9)…
The Long Now Foundation was established in 01996 (The Long Now Foundation uses five digit dates, the extra zero is to solve the deca-millennium bug which will come into effect in about 8,000 years) to develop the Clock and Library projects, as well as to become the seed of a very long term cultural institution. The Long Now Foundation hopes to provide counterpoint to today’s “faster/cheaper” mind set and promote “slower/better” thinking. We hope to creatively foster responsibility in the framework of the next 10,000 years. The term was coined by one of our founding board members, Brian Eno. When Brian first moved to New York City he found that in New York here and now meant this room and this five minutes, as opposed to the larger here and longer now that he was used to in England. We have since adopted the term as the title of our foundation as we are trying to stretch out what people consider as now.
You can also read this article on the Long Now Foundation.