I own a Kindle and I love it. But never thought about environmental impact. Good article that highlights environmental impact of e-paper technology.
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Tech On reports that the e-paper market is set to grow at an astounding rate, from US$70 million in 2008 to US$2.1 billion in 2015 and US$7 billion by 2020. And about 50% of that market will be thanks to e-books and the push for e-readers. However, we also just noted that consumer gadgets are taking up a whole lot of energy, offsetting efficiency efforts. That means it’s time to start asking some sustainability questions.
Digital e-books are a great way to lower the impact of reading, same as digital music cutting down the consumption of materials like CDs, CD cases and so on. e-Readers allow for not only thousands of books to be held on one energy efficient device, but also documents, which helps cut down on the need for printing in business settings. There are a lot of pros to e-paper technology and the efficiency gains it gives to consumer electronics that utilize it.
Amazing Visualization of Swine flu cases. Makes it real…
Tracking Swine Flu Cases Worldwide
Health officials continue to report mild cases of swine flu throughout the United States and worldwide. Among the hundreds of confirmed infections, 53 people have died, including 48 in Mexico, three in the United States, one in Canada and one in Costa Rica.
New cases are no longer being reported here.
- Changes to the map: Confirmed cases will be based on figures reported by the C.D.C., W.H.O. and the Public Health Agency of Canada, not individual states. Suspected cases will no longer be tracked, as officials report them irregularly.
- The W.H.O. and the C.D.C. have reported a total of 4,780 cases in 30 countries, including 2,618 in the United States.
- Officials in mainland China reported their first swine flu case, a man who had recently flown there from the United States.
There are very few books or videos that really change your life. Last lecture is one that will really change your life. It is all about achieving your childhood dreams. Randy is no more with us but he has left a legacy. Dream and Dream big and then work hard to achieve them. I had seen the lecture first and then I read this book. Book provides background on the lecture and Randy’s life. Was a great read. Actually some portions of book are really emotional. Great read I will highly recommend watching the lecture and reading the book.