Suggestions by John Vornle

John has guided many people with suggested reading.  He mails books to people.   
A finer mentor is hard to find.

An online copy of the National Standards for History may be found at 

Here is a resource that you may find interesting to pass onto that teacher that can leverage off the much greater excitement primary resource material generates.

It becomes much more like a live video game and I am confident many children can benefit.

Cheers, John 

John Vornle, mobile tel: +1 203 856 2358, often from the New York City time zone.  This message was sent from an iPad with all its limitations.



The area between 100 km and geosynchronous orbit, the L5 or whatever is a finite space.   That is HOT territory.  space crap and danger of lasers by HalKDa or other terrorizing organizations make the common ownership of near-space very worrisome.   IF we have treaties for ownership in antarctica, then law of space ought to allow for ownership of certain parts of near space, right?

Hardin's warning is that anything left for all to share will lead to overexploitation and exhaustion of the resource

John's reply:
The problem is that I can't think about anything except the infinite resources of Space and space-based resources.  Every astronaut I have ever spoken to was always affected by how minuscule he felt in Space.

Author of "The Tragedy of the Commons"


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Suggestions by John Vornle

Discussions about Peter Briscoe's 27-page treatise

I look forward to what you have to describe.

Enclosed is the pamphlet about which I wanted to make you aware. I believe the Briscoe write-up raises many of the Library questions, although I'm not necessarily in agreement with all of his answers and his over-reliance on the actual book medium.  It would be interesting for you to use Briscoe's questions as a filter to determine the opinion of the learned few about the purpose of the library of the future.  

I like the trial balloon you raised about making the library a meeting place to exchange that knowledge that cannot be programmed into a mathematical algorithm.

(John wrote this to a librarian, but every student can become a librarian...)