Book Review:Bobby C. Lee, The Promise of Bitcoin

This book was recently published. Having some interest in Bitcoin, I bought a copy on Kindle. What I liked best about it was the conviction the author has. As he remarks frequently, the only thing that matters is the long term development. And said long term development is good news for anyone buying and holding.Continue reading “Book Review:Bobby C. Lee, The Promise of Bitcoin”

Book Review: Kim Stanley Robinson, The Ministry of the Future

This book was released in October 2020. I liked many things about it and disliked some others. Let’s get rid of the negative points first. This is supposed to be fiction, but the story is incoherent. Readers are treated to lots of completely different sets of characters and independent short stories. The whole thing feelsContinue reading “Book Review: Kim Stanley Robinson, The Ministry of the Future”

Book Review: All-Electric America

All-Electric America was written by S. David Freeman, who was born in 1926 and has a long career as CEO of various energy companies. The second author is Leah Y. Parks, a journalist covering the electricity sector. The Kindle edition of this book (which I read) was published in October 2015. This is an excellentContinue reading “Book Review: All-Electric America”

Book Review of TimeWars: Manifest Destiny, by Jason Fairchilds

Timewars: Manifest Destiny by Jason Fairchild Review The plot in brief: Scientists develop a time machine in 2015. While testing, they find out that in the near future the “Bram” alien race will invade Earth and use it as a base for harvesting. They send drone harvesting machines that take away anything in their path, leavingContinue reading “Book Review of TimeWars: Manifest Destiny, by Jason Fairchilds”

Book Review: Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation

Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation, by Tony Seba, 2014, link to Amazon page. Tony Seba has a background in the information industry. He was an early employee at CISCO and then went on to working for or founding various companies in the sector. He is also teaching on the subjects of this book atContinue reading “Book Review: Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation”

Don’t Say “Climate Change”, Say “Everything Change”

That’s what Margaret Atwood recommends. I learned about that at this blog post by Daniel Bloom titled “The Everything Change Bagel”. I agree with the reasons for this proposal. It is true: “Climate Change” sounds like you are talking about the weather. What’s the big deal if it gets a couple of degrees warmer? ThatContinue reading “Don’t Say “Climate Change”, Say “Everything Change””

New Book by Jeremy Leggett

I just finished reading the first couple of chapters of a new book by Jeremy Leggett released today. I recall having reviewed (favorably) his 2013 book “The Energy of Nations” on this blog. The title of this book is “The Winning of the Carbon War”. Leggett has released the first part as a free downloadContinue reading “New Book by Jeremy Leggett”