• You try and tell folks what a big deal 3D printing is going to be, but they're all "What will it mean for me?" Well, would you care if you could print your own burritos? Because you can print your own burritos.
  • There's a lot of fear among US booksellers that the ebook is going to put their brick-and-mortar stores out of business. But in France, there's a counter-example, where bookstore culture still thrives.
  • Happy 25th birthday to the Rainforest Alliance! Read a commenter's thoughts on where they're headed in the next 25.
  • Speaking of ebooks, the literary journal N+1 has released one on education. There are some really smart writers in there, and I'm not just saying that because I'm one of them.
  • Collaborative consumption is a great way to use fewer resources, but how is it as a job creation strategy?
  • Say you had enough money that you could afford a trip on a private space shuttle, but then you decided that you weren't a total jerk. What would you do with the money? That's the premise for the project "We Are Lucky."
  • This generation is the most productive cohort of workers of all time. So why is it also the most in debt? This chart helps explain.
  • Weren't we supposed to have flying cars by now? Rob Horning explains David Graeber explaining why capitalism means we can't have nice things.
  • A flying bicycle.



Malcolm is a writer based in the Bay Area and the Life/Art channel editor at Shareable. His work has been featured on Alternet,, The Los Angeles Free Press, and