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Farewell Department

Vermont Life was founded in 1946 and published by the state of Vermont as a quarterly magazine covering Vermont’s people, places and culture.  A Web site was added in 1994. Unfortunately, after 70 years, Vermont Life will cease to exist along with six staff positions.

One of the final issues of Vermont Life on a grocery store newsstand. VTDigger photo

While the magazine was put up for sale last year, no transaction was consummated, leaving a future door to be opened by some creative and ambitious individuals in or outside of state government.

Getting in the Mood Department

Remember the mood ring? Well, circadian lighting computerizes it!  As if it’s not enough to manipulate us with sounds, smells, and plain old fixed colors!

Need to boost employee productivity later in the day? Now you can program a more stimulating environment with lightbulbs. Does the CEO have to announce a new round of workforce reductions (RIFs)? Just choose the bad-news-is-good-news programming option and the color temperature range will be adjusted to the appropriate setting between 1,400 to 10,000 kelvin, to bolster everyone’s mood.

About 10,000 Ketra bulbs were used in the lighting scheme for the Manhattan headquarters of the advertising and design agency R/GA. Lights cycle between warm and cool white over the day, and colors are used for special events and to identify conference rooms.