Smiles and laughter move, touch, endear. Weapons are good in the hands of pacifists. Governance is everybody’s business.

Trade, Silk, Wool and Himalaya

I am extending to you an invitation that my friend Marianne de Pury has sent for an upcoming exposition and sale event of silk and wool accessories made by craftswomen in the Himalayas. The events will take place both in Geneva and Bern, on October 31, November 1 and November 7-8 respectively. For more details click on the link above.

I will skip the lecture on the relevance of trade in humanitarian aid and economic development.

PS: Marianne de Pury is a composer and theater director. Her son Julian Thompson, a painter living in Neuchâtel, has an upcoming exhibition “Mises en Scènes” from the 21st of October to the 22 of November at the Théâtre du passage gallerie and chez max et meuron restaurant in Neuchâtel.

anonymous @ lift09

anonymous @ lift09

Thanks to fortuity and Lee Bryant‘s kindness of heart I joined the lift conference on Friday afternoon after lunch. I have made a few notes, and it could be that I will write a bit about it, and then it could be that I will not. It is not as though I am missing on material to write about, or the opportunity to write.

In short, RFID’s got totally back on my radar and I was reminded of this one paper that is in the pipeline and deals with issues around this technology. Vint Cerf was fantastic. But it was also great to chat, although much too briefly, with other lifters. Of course, I came home wanting an electronic tattoo that can not be hacked and can poken. But then… perhaps we already come equipped with such devices… There are a couple of talks that I want to find the time to watch the videos

Congratulations to Laurent Haug, the lift lab team, helpers and volunteers for another remarkable conference on the shores of the Lac Léman.

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