[Ansteorra] More Elfsea Defender Pictures

Richard Threlkeld rjt at softwareinnovation.com
Mon Apr 2 22:00:49 PDT 2012

In the Island in the Sea of Time series, that's exactly what does happen, except with the few things that they managed to engineer to keep going. Stirling is a terrific author.


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Ars longa, vita brevis, occasio praeceps, experimentum periculosum, iudicium difficile. ~Hippocrates

> From: Bree Flowers <evethejust at gmail.com>
>To: "Kingdom of Ansteorra - SCA, Inc." <ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org> 
>Sent: Sunday, April 1, 2012 3:44 PM
>Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] Noble Experiment
>That would bug me too. Why not just let the technology die a natural
>death - ie it works until it runs out of fuel? Like for example, your
>cell phone would cease to be a "phone" immediately when it is cut off
>from the network, but you can still use it as a
>calculator/camera/whatever other nifty features it has until it runs
>out of batteries. Which in most cameras is a week without use, or as
>little as a day if you don't put it down, but maybe up to a month if
>you unplug the battery and save it. Seems to me that would add an
>interesting added complication, with trying to balance between present
>need and potential future uses. And of course the balance between
>personal ownership and group benefit (like if you want to play cell
>phone games, but the group could use the battery for something with
>major survival benefit).

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