447: Mating for Life
It's Infrastructure Week! Dan and Merlin start with California's power crisis and end up pivoting to phones, cable TV, and, of course, Apple.
What happens when a resource we think of as a solved part of our infrastructure suddenly isn't so solved?
And, what would Apple look like if it treated all of its services as seriously as it once treated the Mac?
Also: lizard updates, but please don't Google "hornworms."
Links for this episode:
- Episode 925: A Mob Boss, A Garbage Boat and Why We Recycle : Planet Money : NPR
- Episode 926: So, Should We Recycle? : Planet Money : NPR
- Episode 926: So, Should We Recycle? : Transcript
"China was not very careful about what got into their ocean for a long period of time. And if some of the plastic piles were just too corrupted, they could do whatever they wanted with it."
- Brian EdwardsTiekert on Twitter: "Hello everyone who's mystified by all the blackout posts coming from California's #Powerpocalypse , here's an explainer thread:" / Twitter
- Twitter - Bando - @BandoManndo
"Chill West Coast Lizard."
- #925: A Mob Boss, A Garbage Boat and Why We Recycle — Planet Money — Overcast
- #926: So, Should We Recycle? — Planet Money — Overcast
- Compost, Recycle, & Landfill | Recology San Francisco
- How to Recycle and Compost in San Francisco | sfenvironment.org - Our Home. Our City. Our Planet
- S.F. Reacts to the Bin-sanity of the New Recycling Landscape - May 22, 2019 - SF Weekly
- Dr. Drang on Twitter: "Given the past few weeks of software releases from Cupertino, I didn’t think this needed explaining, but I guess it does. I’m not complaining about the quality or style of the presentations." / Twitter
- Hetch Hetchy System
The cities, water districts and private utilities represented by the Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency (BAWSCA) rely upon the Hetch Hetchy system for water to protect the health, safety and economic well being of 1.8 million citizens, businesses and community organizations.
- National Sword - 99% Invisible
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