Saturday, June 06, 2009

Saving Trees

Forest-loving Portlanders have a problem with wasting trees, even if we recognize legitimate uses for lumber. We have more intra-urban forest park than any other Lower48 city I'm pretty sure.

Take those big dummy textbooks for example (BDTs), the ones that make little kids fall over backwards, cause back injuries.

How much worthy geometry or geography will you find in one of those? Was it worth a whole forest?

We call these "gutless wonders" (a synonym) and know to look in the index for "what's missing" from their dogmas.

We feel superior in knowing some of the "math heresies" -- called "being literate" in my neck of the woods, same as in New York I'd suppose.