2/17/09

The tone of her voice may be a bit annoying but her message is more than relevant.. if you got a spare 20 mins turn up the volume and check this out.

people ask me "andy what do you get out of bloggin"? an the answer I usually fall back on is its a great tool for me to voice my opinion/get ideas out of my head yadda yadda yadda ect ect(which is all true)... most recently i realized one of the most important things i get out of this practice is You. Blogging is immediate, In seconds..It gives me the opportunity to interact with thousands of ppl that under any other circumstance I would never get the chance to interact with.. Oh an did I mention it's freeninety-nine? i know the online feds are always patrolling but if you not posting childporn or talking about how many un.registered guns you got they wont bother you... I get your feedback via comments/e-mails and you guys put me on to whole bunch of dope shit I might not ever see/hear/experience for example I recently posted "Past vs. Present: The Marketing story in under 4mins" got a few comments one explaining i should check out this video.. Shouts out to msTEASEa for this (not sure if that's her real name .. cuz i dont' know her personally :/)... anyway from her to me to YOU.. ENJOY! andy,i found economics extremely interesting in college and i still do.. O an i know some of you do already got my e.mail an hit me up from time to time.. but if you come accross dope shit and want me to check it out hit me up an i'll pass along an address for you to send it to..

4 comments:

Natalie said...

Andy, I don't know if you purposefully do this but you educate!

Once again, I'm taking Economics in September this'll help and it has a little bit of Chemistry which I do now and will continue in September

But one thing I don't get (the video) isn't it expected that most of the things we use will be disposed of in 6 months think about it...Toiletries, food, energy resources ([electricty]in a way) everything we produce is supposed to be used up so why expect it to last so long?? I'm not saying that we haven't become a throw-away society but think about it. Those synthetic chemicals have some pretty good uses and we know they are not sustainable, recyclable but not sustainable and the solution isn't to stop using them or even stop producing them but perhaps investing more in research to determine the real LCA and what can be done to make it more efficient. But let this be clear nothing will ever be 100% efficient it's actually impossible (i.e. A light bulb cannot conserve all the energy provided for it as just light energy, some will be conserved as heat energy which is why light bulbs are hot when in use)...

I want to know more about the instance in which Victor LeBeau made that speech. Smart but was it more of a criticism or idea of how to exploit? Let me know...

This has made me realise why I kind of love chemistry, I think it's the closest thing to a social science within science since chemistry involves social aspects (making medicine, health and safety tests etc.)

I never understood the sense behind landfills.

Watch the video it's really interesting...

Andy. said...

Hey Natalie..glad you enjoyed this as much as I did..great comment as well.. here's how i interpreted the video:

The expected product life cycle of toiletries, food and energy sources would not be 6 months or less. While the 99% probably captures those items; it must also capture many other items.. ipods, cell phones, dvd players, tv’s, video/digital camera’s ect ect all great candidates for products that could be easily “trashed in 6months or less” if you revisit her example on computers it’s a good example of this… however I do agree with a few of your statements:

1) Research is the solution - but the solution has always been in research this is nothing new however it’s the investment in research that I think has taken a backseat.. to continued mass production and mass consumption
2) Nothing will ever be 100% efficient – continued R&D has the ability to make products/materials MORE efficient but I agree 100% efficentcy isn’t realistic

after listening to the LeBeau statement again.. I think he was a retail analyst forecasting a solution for stimulating the economy after the war..Im not sure when he made that statement but damn is it ever accurate.. – ill look into it further later on for sure.. the answer is a Google search away…

Andy, i was never great with chemistry but damn economics was a blast..

Natalie said...

True. Research = money therefore companies don't want to do much unless it has to be done e.g. medical

I thought economics was all about business and the markets... how wrong was I!

chilly willy said...

i somehow juss watched this whole damn thing! lol