#PhillyFive What We're Reading: April 3, 2015
What we're reading this morning.
Stories from around the Web that we're reading this morning. Something for everyone.
1) Philly's water woes: Acres of leaky pipes between you and that Schuylkill punch. The average age of a water main in the city is 78 years, and the average age of a wastewater pipe is around 100 years. Oh, boy. Billy Penn.
2) At Philly hackathon, developers turn data into tools for civic good. Large quantities of smart people are routinely gathering in our city to trade ideas that could possibly change the world. Beautiful. City Paper.
3) A peek into Bethlehem factory where Peeps are born. It's the most marshmallow-y time of the year. Newsworks.
4) La Colombe's Todd Carmichael on the best places to eat, drink, and stay in Philadelphia. What's amazing is that when Carmichael founded the popular coffeehouse in 1994, there wasn't a Starbucks in the city. Oh, the humanity. Details.
5) IPhone killer: The secret history of the Apple Watch. Not surprisingly, the first Apple Watch prototype was an iPhone with a Velcro strap. Surprisingly, people still want to pay $400-plus for the finished product. Regardless of your stance on the controversial new gadget, this story lays out its interesting lineage beautifully. Wired.
-- Tommy Rowan