The flipside of it’s many negative uses is the incredible exchange of ideas that is available to us.
One hundred years ago someone from Ireland could have a fabulous idea, execute a project, and write a letter to a relative in the States about it. A few months later, the letter arrives, and the reader tries to imagine the project in her mind’s eye and attempt to recreate this great idea. Today that project can be detailed, from the idea’s birth all the way through it’s completion, with photos and instructions, and shared the world over. From methods of harvesting crops, to refinishing wood, sewing new fashions, or getting hydrangeas to bloom, it’s all at your fingertips for the taking.
Isn’t this thing that we have come to know as commonplace in our lives just amazing?
I have a pretty wooden cigar box that I want to repurpose,
and in an instant I can find all these amazing inspirations!