Books, Water, Coal, Swatting, Bioplastic — Five Things — Issue #65

Books, Water, Coal, Swatting, Bioplastic — this is how we start 2018 with Five Things!


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Silicon Valley Won’t Save Books — newrepublic.com

The Kindle is 10 years old now and I read my books only on that device, but as a whole the world of books didn’t change that much.

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Unfiltered Fervor: The Rush to Get Off the Water Grid — www.nytimes.com

Startups to the rescue — to provide an elitist solution to something that should be inexepensive and good and accessible for everyone.

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The 100-year capitalist experiment that keeps Appalachia poor, sick, and stuck on coal — qz.com

It’s really hard to move a region into the structural change that is necessary to get off the dying coal mining industry.

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Alleged swatting hoax ends in the death of a father of two — www.engadget.com

Only in America.

P 1 this algae based polymer may replace oil based plastic one day

The Creators Of This Algae Plastic Want To Start A Maker Revolution — www.fastcodesign.com

Bioplastic could reduce the CO2 in the atmosphere and thereby make the production of plastic good for the environment. Also, this could be done locally. Imagine how this could change an industry.

Have a great start into 2018! 🎉