Saint Gasoline has produced an entertaining little exposition on the evolution of art. An excerpt:
Read the whole thing.
Then something happened in the past century that changed art. Artists sort of went apeshit. James Joyce made novels full of jibberish and vague allusions to Greek myths. Picasso painted portraits of people made out of squares and seemingly smashed into two-dimensions. And in the culmination of this general trend toward absurdity, John Cage composed the famed classical song 4′ 33″.... Someone had thrown a wrench into the art machine.
It is understandable that artists began to revolt in what is now called the “modern” period. During this time period we started seeing strange, inconceivable things happen, like black people voting, women getting jobs and divorces, and worst of all, normal people began publishing their own work, writing their own songs, and creating their own art
AC Propulsion used to have a very useful collection of white papers and other things on their site. I cited this stuff all the time.
The other day I went to cite some of their V2G work related to reactive power... and it was all gone! The entire resources directory had disappeared; there wasn't even a pointer to a new location for the information. This probably happened during the revamp of the web site. A lot of historical information about the tzero and older EV experiments is also gone.
I have written AC Propulsion to ask them why the resources were removed, but I have received no response. They may be off for the holidays, but I'm sure that the more people who inquire, the more attention they will pay to this matter.
Want to help? Write them and ask where the V2G white papers and other resources went, and if they'll be coming back.
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