When the rich can afford synthetic blood, and the poor have to make do with regular blood.
The value of infrastructure to a local economy can be found in the aftermath of last week’s bridge collapse in Burlington, Wash., where businesses are now struggling to find customers. Cars still go through the town, but the traffic is now so thick due to detours that few people want to stop.
Jon Wilkins, an evolutionary biologist, considers why megachains like Starbucks offer customers unlimited free Wi-Fi (after offering limited access in the past), and if it’d be smart for local, independent shops to consider offering the same amenities (yes, he says).
Yesterday Tim Carmody looked into the question, “Can anyone turn streaming music into a real business?”
How websites get named.
Baratunde Thurston talked to O’Reilly Radar about how he got his book, How to be Black, on the New York Times bestseller’s list.
You know who never forgets my birthday? All the big businesses who have my personal data stored in their vaults, or clouds, or whatever.