Currently Reading: Return to Dragon Mountain: Memories of a Late Ming Man by Jonathan D. Spence
+ Rumors are Google is releasing a new netbook this year (possibly free?) and Apple is releasing an iTablet possibly as soon as January. Add augmented reality and say so long to 'desktop' computers!
+ The Energy Frontier: Natural Gas... Smart Grids... Solar-Coal Plants... Grass-based Ethanol... Lithium Cars
+ The editorial control of search engines--whoever controls the algorithm, controls millions of people's decisions. Can you imagine a day when a search engine will promote itself as 'just objective search, without all the bias'?