Of the handful of blogs based in Charlestown, my second favorite (after Progressive Charlestown) is 33 Bridges, by Megan Moynihan and Damara Sisti of Oyster Works. I like their website for its interesting and beautiful presentations of the wide range of things that catch their eye.
Last week, they featured a toaster that burnt the temperature and weather into your toast. In August, they featured a building that incorporated vertical axis wind turbines into the building design in a way that was not only artful but a small and economical application of green energy.
Though I doubt this type of energy device would be permitted in Charlestown under the Platner Principle, it is a fine example of technological advances that are possible and indeed happening outside of Charlestown.
Here's a video with more detail on the technology: