RUBBER DUCKY: Appropriate Technology is the human-scaled, non-exploitative (of people or nature) ways of getting large numbers a higher standard of living without destroying the planet. It got out of the backyard inventor stage during the l970s and I had been doing some of it on my own. I even had a 6 semester-hour course on the subject which I taught once at one community college and parts of it three times at another. I tried to set up a foundation to fund this work and even the state of Texas went along with incorporation. However, the IRS, now under Reagan, stalled my application for tax-exempt status and finally denied it on patently false grounds. The field had been getting considerable media coverage until Reagan destroyed the Department of Energy’s Bureau of Appropriate Technology, after which the term essentially disappeared from the mass media. Can you follow that? Or must I post my syllabus?