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Low-tech Magazine

“Low-tech Magazine refuses to assume that every problem has a high-tech solution. A simple, sensible, but nevertheless controversial message; high-tech has become the idol of our society.” Low-Tech Magazine also has a sister publication, No Tech Magazine.

Newstokens or Newsbucks? Can new currency save journalism?

Online tokens, like for arcade games, could make it easy to pay for online content

Resilience round-up: news from March 2

Community sustainability teams, the IOmniscient CCTV system in Abu Dhabi, and America’s new cyber czar

Is losing Google like losing electricity?

If Google has become so essential to us that we can’t live without it, then—paradoxically—we should find ways now of living without it

The first geo-engineers

Scientists and science-fiction writers were talking about geoengineering more than 100 years ago

Climate control for your desk

Your own personal vent could help you keep cool while saving energy

Data geek-out: slick Google graphs of world stats

You can now assemble custom charts from World Bank data

Whistleblower: Officials lie, peak oil actually near

Despite reassuring statements from the International Energy Agency, there’s an oil shortage looming, an insider told the Guardian

“There is no solving the problem. There is *no solving* the problem. All it is is slowing the symptoms.”

—atmospheric scientist Ines Fung, on the problem of climate change

How to support writing in an age of free info?

Malcolm Gladwell’s new book is available for free online, which creates a quandry—to buy or not to buy?


books I've read on failure & grace

The World Without Us
The Last Oil Shock: A Survival Guide to the Imminent Extinction of Petroleum Man
A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
Hell and High Water: Global Warming--the Solution and the Politics--and What We Should Do
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
The Tipping Point
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace... One School at a Time
The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity and the Renewal of Civilization
Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail
The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History, 1300-1850
Confessions of an Eco-Sinner: Tracking Down the Sources of My Stuff
Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future
The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World

Mason's favorite books »