Meredith Ansell

April 15, 2013
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

The Scales of Solar Power

Urban schemes for going green involve a special kind of genius. After all, the primary stuff of cities is concrete, steel, and glass. Solar panels no longer excite the way they used to. The business end of sustainability can be just as brutal as any other form of profit-making. Solar […]
April 11, 2013
Bjørn Lomborg

Of the Green & the Glossy

Bjørn Lomborg is a curious fellow as many dissenters are. He’s part of the priesthood of influential environmentalists, but also expends a great deal of energy attacking green folly. There’s more to the mention of “expends energy” than alliteration. Lomborg, author of The Skeptical Environmentalist, isn’t signing on to Earth […]
April 8, 2013
Google Reader

Out With the Old, In With Something Better

How is the just announced July demise of Google Reader good news? The Google version of the RSS platform was never going to be as glitzy as Google+ or Chrome. Reader has its devoted following, and they’ve gone ahead with the obligatory online petition to grant it a stay of execution. But […]
April 7, 2013
Veronica Mars - Kickstarter

Crowd Funding Evolves

Crowd funding may have come of age last week. The Veronica Mars movie Kickstarter campaign is breaking records and making us rethink again the limits of e-commerce. You would think that after eBay, the pundits would be more circumspect. When eBay started there was serious talk that no one would […]