Traffic monitoring for the greater good

At Monday Note , Jean-Louis Gassée wonders when we will have a road  traffic monitoring scheme based on cellphones-inside-cars. Software exists, though we’re yet to see it in Oz.

PS: I haven’t met JLG and I haven’t seen the Itis software, though I am aware of other software like it.

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Recycling

It’s almost impossible to recycle your used batteries in Australia.

There isn’t an easy home for:

  • Your old AA batteries from your Wii.
  • Your old batteries from your myriad other remote controls.

I’ve only seen one recycle bin that takes all this stuff. Ikea.

They accept batteries, incandescent bulbs, fluorescent bulbs, and probably other stuff (http://www.ikea.com/au/en/store/homebush/services). But the domestic recycling schemes don’t take these.

Maybe it’s  something to do with not having a local industry willing to contribute to their collection.

It seems hard to believe that we don’t use enough to make them worth recycling.