websites, companies, foundations,
art, video and issues
by Michael North
-- Antoine de Saint Exupery
We the People
Websites I support and maintain:
honoring the life and work of a
China Royalties Exchange
exploring a new method of financing
The difference between a dog and a human is that,
paraphrased from Nick Negroponte, 1998
"Ubuntu is very difficult to render into a Western language. It speaks of the very essence of being human...you share what you have. It is to say 'My humanity is caught up, is inextricably bound up, in yours.' We belong in a bundle of life. We say, 'a person is a person through other persons....I am human because I belong...because I participate, I share...a person with ubuntu is open and available to others, affirming of others, does not feel threatened that others are able and good, for he or she has a proper self assurance....and belongs in a greater whole..."
Bishop Desmond Tutu
"Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you."