Our Cloudy Future

The PC is dead. Rising numbers of mobile, lightweight, cloud-centric devices don’t merely represent a change in form factor. Rather, we’re seeing an unprecedented shift of power from end users and software developers on the one hand, to operating system vendors on the other—and even those who keep their PCs are being swept along. This is a little for the better, and much for the worse.

Jonathan Zittrain: The personal computer is dead

How much computing freedom and personal privacy are we willing to give up for convenience? I’m less and less comfortable with the balance being struck.

Solar Us

If humanity could capture one tenth of one percent of the solar energy striking the earth – one part in one thousand – we would have access to six times as much energy as we consume in all forms today, with almost no greenhouse gas emissions.

Smaller, cheaper, faster: Does Moore’s law apply to solar cells?

…humble, behind-the-scenes “process innovations” will continue to increase the efficiency and drive down the costs of manufacturing the technologies we already know work.

The Coolest New Solar Manufacturing Technology You’ve Never Heard Of