New piece on archinect: link.
It's adapted from a presentation for Design Conversation #2: Start Thinking Small at the The Windup Space in Baltimore. (first wednesdays of every month, next up: Cultural Containers):
"Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die, but long after we are gone will be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistency. Remember that our sons and grandsons are going to do things that would stagger us. Let your watchword be order and your beacon beauty. Think big."
-Daniel Burnham, 1880
"All of humanity now has the option to 'make it' successfully and sustainably, by virtue of our having minds, discovering principles and being able to employ these principles to do more with less."
-R. Buckminster Fuller, 1980
Thanks again to Nam for instigating the archinect writeup; and also to Mark, Eric, Elizabeth, and Dan.