My 5 top picks for today. These are stories I highly recommend you read today.
How big telecom smothers city run broadband (Public Integrity)
Big telecom hate competition as it forces them to not only spend money to upgrade their networks, but also has to convince customer that they are a better option. I have always maintained that solution to our broadband issues is not more regulation or more protectionism, but more competition, even if it comes in the shape of small providers, local networks and city-sponsored broadband.
A new American Oil Bonanza (The New York Times)
We are a fossil fueled power country and that dominates our life, politics and commerce. It isn’t going to change, regardless of the damage to the planet or how severe is the climate change. The thing to do — atleast we should prepare for the worst.
S’long Jeet (The New Yorker)
Roger Angell’s long goodbye to Derek Jeter, one of a kind player whose exit will also bring curtains to a type of loyalty that is virtually impossible in our get rich quick world.
What happened to Motorola. (Chicago Magazine)
Good question! Most of the answers are in this great piece by Ted Fishman. The big lesson here is — companies have a tough time finding meaning when they are too weighed down by the fear of meeting the expectations of the near term.
How Hollywood lost its mojo. (IndieWire)
There are multiple reasons as this article articulates. As a casual movie goer, they failed to come up with compelling movies for me to hit the multiplex. Also, we are living in the age of longer television — which satisfies our desire for interesting stories and yet somehow fits into already fractionalized attention.