Friday, March 26, 2010

New and Noteworthy (The Greenness of E-Books, Stross on Watts's Conviction)

In today's edition:

* By way of Futurismic, a take from the Guardian on the findings of the CleanTech Group regarding the ecological impact of e-book readers. Obviously they save on paper, which matters, and according to this assessment, they have the lower carbon footprint too-though I'm left wondering about their assumptions regarding the electricity the devices use, and the electronic waste issue. Still, it's a start.

* Charles Stross on Blindsight author Peter Watts's conviction-with a focus on what this whole situation tells us about the directions in which both civil liberties and globalized capitalism are moving. (As usual when an issue like this comes up, there's plenty of interest in the comments thread as well.)

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