The new new thing

By Megan McArdle

FuturePundit:

Solazyme is pursuing an unusual process for using algae to produce liquid fuels including biodiesel. In the Solazyme approach they keep the algae in the dark and feed it sugar.

This is not a new approach. Politicians have been doing this to journalists for years.

This article available online at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2008/02/the-new-new-thing/2822/