1 My thoughts about the transportation revolution versus the communication revolution were inspired by Matt Ridley, The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves (New York: HarperCollins, 2010), p. 354. My thinking was extended by Dan Ariely, The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home (New York: HarperCollins, 2010), pp. 7–9. Please note that communication includes verbal and written (or typed) modalities throughout the book unless otherwise specified.
2 Edward Tenner, Why Things Bite Back (New York: Vintage Books, 1996), p. 186.
3 Theo Emery, “In Tennessee, Goats Eat the ‘Vine That Ate the South,’” New York Times, June 5, 2007, http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/05/us/05goats.html. ...