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Heinrich C. Kuhn
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εὐδαιμονία πραξίς ἐστιν (1235a33)
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> When all these factors are taken into consideration, the [Chinese] wheelbarrow could be considered the most efficient transport option over land, prior to the Industrial Revolution. It could take a load similar to that of a pack animal, yet it was powered by human labour and not prone to disobedience.

Compared to a two-wheeled cart or a four-wheeled wagon, a wheelbarrow was much cheaper to build because wheel construction was a labour-intensive job. Although the wheelbarrow required a road, a very narrow path (about as wide as the wheel) sufficed, and it could be bumpy. The two handles gave an intimacy of control that made the wheelbarrow very manoeuvrable. <

> it is important to keep in mind that we won't be as lucky as the medieval Europeans who inherited one of the best and most durable road networks in the world [the one of the Roman empire]. Our road infrastructure - mostly based on asphalt - is more similar to that of the Ancient Chinese and will disintegrate at a much faster rate if we lose our ability to maintain it. <


https://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2011/12/the-chinese-wheelbarrow.html

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Florian Aigner @florianaigner
Das perfekte Symbol unserer Zeit ist der Laubbläser: Er verlagert ein Problem von einem Ort zum anderen ohne es zu lösen, benötigt dafür wertvolle Energie und macht eine Menge Lärm.
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Back on #XMPP (Jabber) as hck@pluspora.com
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Seems like there is less and less action and interaction in my stream here on G+ .

I now get more of both on diaspora, where I'm as hck@pluspora.com .

Yes, I'll remain active here too.
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"Spätmittelalterliche Stadtgeschichte in Trierer Heiltumsschriften des 16. Jahrhunderts"
So lautet der Titel des von Matthias und Daniel Schneider verfassten und nunmehr letzten verschriftlichten Vortrags, der beim Workshop "Die Stadt des Mittelalters an der Schwelle zur Frühen Neuzeit" vom vergangenen November, der vom Trierer Zentrum für Mediävistik veranstaltet wurde. Damit ist unser erstes "Beiheft" - ein dynamisch erschienener, elektronisch publizierter Open Access-Tagungsband im Wesentlichen komplett!
https://mittelalter.hypotheses.org/15977

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Quilisma, trasmissione della Radio Svizzera Italiana, ha parlato del nostro Furioso Veneziano, che replicheremo martedì prossimo a Milano. Ecco il podcast:
https://www.rsi.ch/rete-due/programmi/cultura/quilisma/Il-Fuorioso-Veneziano-11046447.html
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