aepxc

Thoughts and finds of the day

Month: December, 2013

✌ Bits and Barbarism

✌ Bits and Barbarism:

From real gold to virtual gold, we’re digging our way back to the 17th century.

✌ The next revolution in cargo will be the container ship drone

✌ The next revolution in cargo will be the container ship drone:

Drones will revolutionize transportation. Driverless cars are expected to be on the streets by the end of the decade, and as discussed ad infinitum this month, Amazon wants to deliver products to your doorstep using unmanned aerial systems. Now, the British engineering group Rolls Royce wants unmanned, remote-controlled ships to transport freight and goods across the seas. “The idea…

✌ Windows of New York | A weekly illustrated atlas

✌ Windows of New York | A weekly illustrated atlas:

The Windows of New York project is a weekly illustrated fix to graphic designer Jos Guzar’s obsession with the windows and fire escapes of NYC

✌ The end of coding

✌ The end of coding:

During past couple of years there’s been a strong push from the technology industry to teach everyone to code. “Every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science” …

✌ Rise of the distorporation

✌ Rise of the distorporation:

AT THE beginning of the 1980s capital was flooding into the American oil and gas industry. Apache Corporation, an erstwhile conglomerate spanning steel,…

✌ It’s A Wonderful Life, For A Few Of Us

✌ It’s A Wonderful Life, For A Few Of Us:

So where were we? Oh yes: everybody hates us. San Francisco’s recent Google-bus and “homeless trash” kerfuffles are symptoms of an increasingly broad, deep,..

✌ Swiss cows and the environmental future – Veronique Greenwood – Aeon

✌ Swiss cows and the environmental future – Veronique Greenwood – Aeon:

When the land is all filled up, it’s time to get creative with it, as small countries like Switzerland already know

✌ A defining issue, for poor people

✌ A defining issue, for poor people:

IS INEQUALITY the “defining issue of our time”, as Barack Obama said in a speech last week? Ezra Klein thinks not; unemployment and slow growth, he writes, are…

✌ The Economy almost certainly needs Bubbles. | Monetary Realism

✌ The Economy almost certainly needs Bubbles.
| Monetary Realism
:

Larry Summers shocked everyone recently with his speculations on the links between growth and bubbles. some people slightly agree, others do not. For example,

✌ Who’s Hiring (and Who Isn’t) in Five Charts

✌ Who’s Hiring (and Who Isn’t) in Five Charts:

Sorry, auto industry and legal services.