Did you know that Indonesia is the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases? Mike's coworker is interviewed in the article.
And speaking of deforestation, Santa Cruz is, um, on fire - and has been since yesterday. Here in Mountain View it smells like BBQ and ash is occasionally drifting down from the sky. Eerie.
On the I'm-not-sure-if-this-is-good-or-bad-news front, Microsoft is shutting down its Books program. It was significantly smaller in scope than ours, but still a competitor - but I'm not sure that a competitor closing shop is a comforting sign. At least they're giving the files back to the publishers.