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Ephemeralization. Ephem... what? - April 15, 2017

A term coined by Buckminster Fuller in 1938, it is profoundly relevant today. It refers to the trend of doing more with less until you can do everything with nothing. Encyclopedias, record collections, and photographic film are good examples of physical entities that have largely been ephemeralized into digital form.

As much a naturally occurring trend as a concept to be purposefully applied, ephemeralization and doing more with less goes hand in hand with conserving energy and resources. Now, with Earth Day just around the horizon, ask yourself, where in your life could you use more ephemeralization?

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