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Something hit me very hard once, thinking about what one little man could do. Think of the Queen Elizabeth again: The whole ship goes by and then comes the rudder. And there's a tiny thing on the edge of the rudder called a trim tab. It's a miniature rudder. Just moving that little trim tab builds a low pressure that pulls the rudder around. It takes almost no effort at all. So I said that the individual can be a trim tab. Society thinks it's going right by you, that it's left you altogether. But if you're doing dynamic things mentally, the fact is that you can just put your foot out like that and the whole ship of state is going to turn around.

So I said, "Call me Trim Tab." —R. Buckminster Fuller

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  • AdaCamp - unconference dedicated to increasing women's participation in open technology and culture.
  • Cowbird - public library (website) of human experience.
  • Public Lab - DIY environmental science community.
  • Space Collective - ideas about the state of our species, our planet and the universe.
  • Tea With Strangers - bringing strangers together for great conversations.
  • Youth Lab - creating spaces for young people to have discussions about policy and socio-economic issues.
  • Young Lab Association - creating spaces for young people to have discussions about policy and socio-economic issues.

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