David Zetland speaking words of wisdom

Lynne Kiesling From the wish-I’d-said-it file (actually, I have said it, just not so eloquently), at Aguanomics: The problem with planners is that they cannot be as flexible or accurate as individuals making their own choices when those choices do not affect each other or can be coordinated at a low cost. Advertisements

The Internet of things and computational energy efficiency

Lynne Kiesling Today in Technology Review, Jonathan Koomey has an interesting analysis of computational energy efficiency. We’re all familiar with Moore’s Law — Gordon Moore’s prediction that the number of transistors on a chip will double approximately every two years — but I did not realize that Moore’s Law is also borne out in improvements … More The Internet of things and computational energy efficiency

Greedy oil companies and charitable natural gas companies?

Michael Giberson Oil and gasoline prices are high and so it isn’t too tough to find complaints about skyrocketing greed at oil companies. Yet at the same time┬ánatural gas prices have fallen to incredible lows (about $2.10 per MMBTU on the NYMEX this morning for May 2012). Aren’t natural gas company executives greedy too? It … More Greedy oil companies and charitable natural gas companies?