And with this edition, another year of doing these emails comes to an end. I hope you will continue to read these newsletters in the year to come. Wishing you all a very happy 2014.
- How America can build an innovative new energy system. A long essay from David Hart and Richard Lester is a must read, even if you don’t agree with their proposals. It comes via Scholars Strategy Network.
- Obama and climate change – The real story. Rolling Stone continues to deliver great journalism, this time from author Bill Mckibben.
- Find starters, not stars: Dan Shanoff of Neiman Journalism Lab pours a cold glass of reality on the recent buzz about “stars” and “band of brothers” malarky doing the rounds in East Coast media circles. His message — don’t conflate popularity and the ability to build a new property.
- Bits and Barbarism: Paul Krugman is a great economist. And he is a great blogger/columnist. This piece about gold and bitcoins is simply money. Pun intended of course.
- The future of computer science: John Hopcroft of Cornell University lays out how he views the world is going to change and what are going to be topics of the future — probably the smartest thing you will read today. (Here is a link to the PDF paper.)
- eBooks are reading you, says the New York Times.
- Comfortable Gourmet – the story of a San Diego born chef and Copenhagen industrial water front.