Enid and I have been following the way New Orleans has grown back after Katrina. SmallCo will lead a visit the day after Pause, and we would love for you to join us.
Lately SmallCo has been building with "Anti-Fragile" on the mind! This is the book from Nassim Nicholas Taleb describing how living systems strengthen in the face of catastrophe. We are consciously adopting design patterns in our code that we believe take our apps past "robustness" and "resilience," to a place where the app actually becomes better with each failure. Many people see this happening in New Orleans. Interested? Join us on that Wednesday morning!
In the photo below, taken four years ago, the house in the Lower Ninth Ward had already been gone for nine years, but the owners were still faithfully planting their garden: