1: PREFACE (Topical foreclosures)

Bio**Carta** is not a natural conincidence. It is a result of over twenty five years of conversations and meetings with people.

Enthusiastic failings; false starts; fierce self-preservation instincts; unmet promises; unreliable actors; sticky memes partisan opinion; precarious enterprises; dubious ethics; maddening stereotypes and uncalibrated voices.

The preface offers a drive-by inspection of some of the properties informing future development.

In naming and describing these properties, the aim is to recover some territory from behaviors, actors, histories and futures gone bad.