By Tim Cushing via Techdirt.
“We go into SWAT team mode. In the past six months, we’ve found two miniature donkeys and one parrot.”
— Warren St. John, Patch’s editor-in-chief and former reporter for The New York Times, said to Lucia Moses regarding “Patch’s sweet spot [of] quick, high-impact posts… [one in particular] when a lost pet is reported”
Last Friday, lead state and federal agencies extended the public review period for the Draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) and associated Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) again. Originally released by the State of California for public comments on December 13, 2013, the due date was extended to an almost unheard of 180-day review. See Draft BDCP here. See Draft EIR/EIS here.
Longest. Public. Review. Period. Ever.
“Privacy may actually be an anomaly… It’s the industrial revolution and the growth of urban concentrations that led to a sense of anonymity.”
— Vinton G. Cerf, Google’s chief internet evangelist, on privacy and technology at a Federal Trade Commission workshop (19 November 2013)
[photo via keso/flickr]
“I can remember 35 years ago when solar energy was associated with, I don’t know, bean sprouts and whatever else alternative people were doing in those days. Well, this is not alternative anymore.”
— Gov. Jerry Brown said at an event in San Francisco to promote electric vehicles and other alternative fuels
[photo via Shaun Wood/flickr]