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Stop with the Roses for Your Mom, Consider Bananas Instead

Tim Berners-Lee, the author of How Bad Are Bananas, makes the case for a low-carbon Mother's Day.


Mike Berners-Lee is the founding director of Small World Consulting (and Tim's brother). In his new book, How Bad Are Bananas, he examines the carbon footprint of everything from text messaging to having children. He extols the virtues of reducing our carbon footprint and our climate impact. His message is simple: We all have unnecessary junk in our lives and much of that's worth cutting out—without cutting out the fun. Take a rose, the iconic Mother's Day gift, for example.

GOOD: What’s the carbon footprint of a rose?

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The Future of Journalism (and Everything) Is Data

Tim Berners-Lee believes data is the future of journalism. It might also be the future of the humanities. Reading (code) just became fundamental.


Tech-prognosticator Tim Berners-Lee believes the future of journalism is data analysis. From the Guardian:

Speaking on Friday at the launch of the first government datasets for spending by departments of more than £25,000, he was asked who will analyse them once the geeks have moved on. What's the point? Who's really going to hold government, or anyone else, accountable?

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