Bill Gates on zero-carbon energy →
This is a smart, dynamic, surprising interview abt zero-carbon energy and 4x efficiency as a goal, and what is owed by US to the developing world. (via @dbiello) A great read. Includes take-down of @SciAm re: how easy it will be to meet the zero-carbon, higher efficiency goal.
FAA revision to safety cards for Jet Blue... →
Web is dead, long live the internet →
Yeah yeah this Wired story is “old news.” Read it, pal. If you knew all this already, then why is most media still oriented to print or Web? Huh?
Amazon customer service
A month ago or so, my Kindle dropped from a chair on our clay tiled front porch. Not good. A hairline fracture in the front cover (not screen) turned into a crack. Before rushing out to work this a.m., I went to Amazon’s customer service page and found that I could ask them to call me RIGHT NOW to talk about this. They called and are sending me a new Kindle immediately—I have to send...
Small paper in Mass. to start metering online... →
So once the big fish start metering, why won’t consumers just move over to smartphone app access? Cheaper if you have smartphone already. Maybe even if not. Is new industry ready for migration to mobile? Not just tech-wise but biz-model-wise?
NYC's trash-sucking garbage tubes →
Beneath Roosevelt Island
your brain, online →
This is one of the more thoughtful and useful pieces I’ve read on the generally panicked coverage of this topic that is driven by non-robust, one-off findings so far. One takeaway here — waiting for and responding to email takes up short-term memory space.
18 strangest bathrooms →
clearly Digg bait but admittedly amusing. where’s the “earth toilet” at Bronx Zoo? focus is basically design, not sustainability (other than polar research station toilet shown)