"If you went five years ago, you'd see a lot of ponytails. Now these conferences are packed with suits."
"While 'doing something for the environment' once meant tossing a newspaper in a recycling bin or buying organic lettuce, now nearly every aspect of daily life--from the toilets we flush to the flowers that decorate our dinner tables--is being radically rethought."
"The tech elite and the financiers who fund them are bored with Google and MySpace. Their New, New, New Thing . . . is alternative energy."