02 July 2008

Buckminster Fuller, We Hardly Knew Ye

The Tacoma Dome with Mt. Rainier in the Backdrop

Buckminster Fuller, possibly the most revolutionary thinker of the 20th century, died 25 years ago today. He is most famous for the design of the geodesic dome, which yields the most structural integrity for the least amount of material. A good example of engineering brilliance that could be implemented with minimal cost. Yet, imbeciles in America continue to demand they live in shoddy, over-sized McMansions, while expecting the taxpayer to bail them out of their financial ineptitude. What a shame!