- Richard Milne in the FT writes that German groups seek next crop of engineers in the kindergarten and describes how it's a Sector that catches them young. I was especially interested to read about the Siemens "discovery box" for kids containing experiments with electricity, water, and the environment. This is the same spirit which inspired me to create Howtoons with Saul & Nick and Moments of Science with Daniel and to care about play-that-matters generally.
- My fortune cookie at the Royal East tonight said "All the news you receive will be positive and uplifting." If only!
- Jonnelle Marte writes in the Globe that Boston considers Central Park-style restaurant, a Taste of N.Y. on the Common? I'm all for it and wish that Boston leadership would be less timid and more get-it-done-now!
- Sonia Verma in the Times writes that US and Iran join forces to save cheetah which is a great example of rising above petty nation-state politics to do something urgent. I'm a big supporter of the Peace Parks movement for the same reasons.
- Barron's editor Thomas Donlan has written A World of Wealth: How Capitalism Turns Profit into Progress which is excerpted in The Robin Hood Principle, arguing that "our livelihoods should be freed from rules that inhibit prosperity."
- Richard Woods writes in the Sunday Times that The Carrot Beats the Stick about politicians "advocating policies inspired by academic research in how best to change people's behaviour." I find the Wattson personal electricity use guide-gadget to be a clever example of this, urging people to conserve a bit more than before.
- Christine McConville writes in the Herald that an MIT group makes low-cost dish to tap solar energy. This is just one of dozens of activities and initiatives in Solar Energy @ MIT.
- James Flanigan in the NYTimes writes that Keeping the Water Pure is Suddenly in Demand, about a spectrum of tech suppliers and operators, large and small all profiting from aquatic action. And Leila Abboud in the WSJ writes that French utility Suez to Spin Off 'Green' Unit creating Suez Environment focusing on water and waste treatment services. These are exciting developments in the eco-sector!
- Tania deLuzuriaga in the Globe writes Ciao Car, Hello Vespa, about the "easy on the pocketbook, Italian-made scooter" that's quite sensible in the city! As are Alison Cohen's BlooBike rentals! And Stu Woo in the WSJ writes that Segway Glides as Gasoline Jumps, with sales at all-time high, including to businesses for delivery and advertising.
22 June 2008
Recommended Readings... 080622
A few more interesting reads lately...
Posted by Joost Bonsen at 17:41
Labels: DIY, Engineers, MIT, Recommended
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