As much grief as I give Facebook for trying to own everyone’s data, they are building critical data infrastructure that no one else seems to have a capital interest in (except maybe Google). As long as the infrastructure stays open, I don’t care who builds it!
Facebook’s open source wireless gear could pressure other companies to move faster to expand the Internet, which is good for everyone.
Source: Facebook Hopes Its Antennas Will Force the Internet to Expand | WIRED
Imagine how much better the world would be if every street corner featured a trash bin and a water fountain.
How new innovations could resuscitate the crumbling infrastructure.
Source: Can the Drinking Fountain Make a Comeback?
This week’s horrific Amtrak derailment renewed arguments about Americans’ failure to build for the common good.
Source: The Plot Against Trains – The New Yorker