The New Yorker had an interesting article about the old/new technology of airships .
Two points caught my eye:
- Early zepplins were made from cow intestines. Apparently it took 250k cows to make one airship. Ouch.
- Apparently “more than two-thirds of the world’s land area and more than half the world’s population has no direct access to paved roads”. That’s a lot.
Move over drones, it’s time for the Amazon airships.