Bar-le-Duc, France. "This one has beautiful decorations."
5. Understand what needs to be done, and then do it. Man knows so much but does so little. Bucky wrote this advice in 1970 to a ten-year-old boy who asked whether Fuller was a doer or a thinker: “The things to do are: the things that need doing, that you see need to be done, and that no one else seems to see need to be done. Then you will conceive your own way of doing that which needs to be done— that no one else has told you to do or how to do it. This will bring out the real you that often gets buried inside a character that has acquired a superficial array of behaviors imposed by others on the individual.”
ject. "People were abseiling down buildings to raise money for charity. I'm not
the sort of person who does that one bit," he said. He wasn't an artist, but he always liked the
idea of painting a mural. "I remember going past them with my parents, looking up and just
thinking they were the coolest things ever." He owned a house with a wall big enough to
paint one on, so he decided that would be his project. "That was the easy bit," he says.
Deciding what to paint was harder. One night, he discussed options with a friend. He had
decided it had to be something natural • murals of people "always look rubbish", he says •
and had been thinking about a tree, swaying in the wind. But the friend said, "What about
a wave?" And then both had the same thought... "HOW about that Japanese ONE ?" MY OWN personal BBC STORY, however, relates to my Journey of LiFE, during the time
of my involvement with Acorn and the BBC Computer Literacy Project.