"Wealth will increasingly be defined by our ability to go offline whenever we want." - Fernando Gros
0 items in your cart
$0
Blog // Thoughts
September 4, 2007

If It’s Not Local, It’s Not Real

Barrie Hibbert, formerly the Senior Minister of Bloomsbury Central Baptist church was fond of saying “If it’s not local, it’s not real.” I’m not sure I agreed entirely then and I still don’t now. But it is a helpfully provocative comment that does call into question of a lot of what we do in this […]

Barrie Hibbert, formerly the Senior Minister of Bloomsbury Central Baptist church was fond of saying “If it’s not local, it’s not real.” I’m not sure I agreed entirely then and I still don’t now. But it is a helpfully provocative comment that does call into question of a lot of what we do in this “networked” age and begs us to answer what the practical outcome of time and efforts really is.

Maybe, without locality there is no veracity?

Tagged
1
Responses
Paul 15 years ago

the Q where do you draw the boundary of local – i suppose is another way of posing the Q who is my neighbour? There has to be some localised impact/connection as well as within our wider networks and agencies

Leave a comment

Enter your and your to join the mailing list.