On our last trip to the bookstore, I came across this magazine and found it very interesting. The articles are short yet very informative, with a wide range of topics. So far I have read about the new technology using smart grids. Smart grids have been described as the Internet for electricity: a surge of new technology that will transform the way we use energy, making it greener, cheaper and more reliable, for the next generation.
I haven't made my way through the Cosmic Katrina article yet, but it sounds like a solar storm that could wipe out our electrical power. A little odd that both of these articles are in this issue. On the one hand the grid technology is trying to improve our planet and then along comes the cosmic Katrina destroying it. But like I said I have not read the article yet, so that was an assumption on my part.
The thing about this magazine that really captured my attention was its design. For some reason I have noticed products with certain colors and designs that are pleasant to me personally. It started about a year ago, oddly enough in the shower. I noticed how much I liked the colors on the Pantene bottle of shampoo. They were clear, crisp and simple, but at the same time gave a wow factor when I looked at it. I caught myself wondering what it would be like to be on the committee that decides what design and color to use. Of course things like that are all a matter of personal taste and we all have different tastes in colors and designs.
This magazine is like viewing the most pleasant blog I could view. The layout on each page, and the pictures are as good or better than National Geographic. It also has very little advertisement and only costs $5.99. I had stopped buying Home Decorating magazines several years ago, because of the huge ads.
Isn't it funny how.. no matter what our age... we just never want to stop learning. I think I have found that the older I get, the more I realize how little I know. There is just too much to learn!