Hohm, and Cloud Computing

Lynne Kiesling Last week I wrote about Microsoft’s Hohm energy management product announcement. Yesterday at earth2tech, Katie Fehrenbacher elaborated on the cloud computing angle, and how Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing service might change energy data storage, computing, and business models. Microsoft, Google, and others are all exploring cloud computing, for good reason: The trend of … More Hohm, and Cloud Computing

Transparency and Representation in the Waxman-Markey Vote

Lynne Kiesling In his usual trenchant way, Jonathan Adler has hit upon the two things to which I object the most in the Waxman-Markey bill and vote. The first is the one about which I wrote in May: despite all of the tooth-gnashing and knicker-twisting about the cap-and-trade portions of the bill, the really egregious … More Transparency and Representation in the Waxman-Markey Vote

NYT’s Interactive Waxman-Markey Voting Map

Lynne Kiesling The New York Times has a spiffy interactive map showing all of the House votes from Friday’s Waxman-Markey bill vote, as well as the entire roll call.

Is Either Google or Facebook the Model of the Internet’s Future?

Lynne Kiesling Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s founder, claims that Google’s information and relationship model is top-down, Big Brother, while Facebook’s is bottom up and organic means of creating and gathering information based on social networks. He’s been making this claim quite vocally lately, and this Wired article provides a detailed discussion of the issues raised in … More Is Either Google or Facebook the Model of the Internet’s Future?