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That idea has legs. It's the first time I see the concept here; have you or Barbara written about this before?  

Except that the "modern world" has a knowledge base and a technological infrastructure which allows you to do things that would be impossible from the Amish starting point.

Well, otherwise it wouldn't be possible to "upgrade" an Amish community! I agree that the technological infrastructure is something off a cheat; it would need rethinking. (How do the Amish get their asphalt anyway?)

by Nomad on Wed Nov 1st, 2006 at 04:31:50 AM EST
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