Thursday, December 14, 2017
Friday, December 1, 2017
Yeh yeh. Back in 2003 you were the villain of the century if you watered your lawn. The SA government had what was called water conservation measures and it was dressed up as saving the environment.
Nevermind that South Australian domestic use was only 4% of the total state's usage but we were all pilloried if we put a sprinkler on after 10 a.m. in the morning.
Call me cynical but I've seen too much of this before. Back then they put a moralistic spin on water usage to solve a practical problem. They simply didn't have water storage or desalination to service their domestic market.
Now it's "use as much as you like as long as you pay for it" but as I see it the environmental challenges aren't any fewer than they were 15 years ago.
I just got to thinking about the nature of Impulse purchase in this brave new world of supermarket self serve.
I expect that when people are scanning their own groceries they probably don't have that loose mindspace where they have to fill it with deciding they're going to buy something.
And perhaps the supermarkets and brand owners are seeing that. Hence the chocolate bar prices that you only really saw at super discount outlets.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Sunday, November 26, 2017
It's an honour. And sitting with them as they take ownership of the research process is great time. In a classroom, in a pub, in the hallway. Always good.
And there's the other stuff. Admin, counselling, following up, travelling.
And the only time that seems too short is the time I get to spend across a table with the students who are truly in charge of their own stuff..
"We do so many shows in a row
And these towns all look the same
We just pass the time in our hotel rooms
And wander 'round backstage
Till those lights come up and we hear that crowd
And we remember why we came"
And it reminds me of this song: