“Every district needs to anoint some teachers to play with Web 2.0 tools in a safe, hypothetical environment. I call it taming the tool. Teachers need time to consider, ‘Under what conditions would we allow this tool into the classroom?’” —Stumbling Blocks: Playing It Too Safe Online Will Make You Sorry
“I would only hope that the man who promised me ‘life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness’ would agree that affairs of the heart should not be determined by popular vote.” —How My Same-Sex Wedding Made Me An Activist
“If the grid could be in constant communication with your air conditioner, we could avoid these kinds of problems, and you might get paid in exchange for allowing your air conditioner to be cycled on and off in relatively imperceptible ways. If we had real-time pricing of electricity—that is, pricing for people that reflects different costs throughout the day—you would have a choice: wash and dry your clothes at noon on a hot day, which will cost you x dollars, or wait six to eight hours when it will cost you a quarter of that.” —The Case for Brainy Power
“wearing out a single rechargeable has 28 times less impact on global warming than using alkalines” —Mr. Know-It-All: How Green Are Rechargeable Batteries?
“I spend a lot of time with the local government trying to get the leaders to recognize that our competitive advantage is rooted in technology, and not low-cost welding. So we are challenging this town to make sure we are constantly improving math and science education.” —Hot, Flat, and Crowded
“Right now, in America, we have a bubble in ‘stories’ about clean energy, but we do not have a clean energy bubble.” —Hot, Flat, and Crowded