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Bob Masys
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Rainbow over SF... lasted but a minute. By the time my ancient PC was able to merge and post this, it was gone.
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The fastest way to run a bus line is to not have it make any stops. I think this is a metaphor for Google's continuous increases in white space in all their products.

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Remember the Mayor of Vilnius Lithuania, who used a tank to run over luxury vehicles blocking bicycle lanes? He won the Ig Nobel Peace Prize! (There were some other pretty good winners of Ig Nobels too.)

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Last link: can NYC turn its abandoned subway stations into parks, a la the successful High Line?

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Houses built on, into, and around giant boulders.

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Kind of a fun article that's sure to raise hackles. Lately what I've been thinking about mode choice issues is that so much of the choice is made way before leaving the house. Most of it is made when you first decide where to live.

Since it's a pain to move, this can reinforce the monomodal fixation, since you've already "placed your bets" on one mode. (Unfortunately for them, I think people that have bet on auto-accessible exurban locations are gonna be in trouble soon.)

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Justin and Chris, re: previous discussions, here's an article by that same author that splits the difference. He explains in a bit more depth why productivity increases are not the cause of our current unemployment rates, and then takes the discussion to the questions you guys have been talking about.

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Helping people get to their jobs more cheaply and easily.

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"But if you look back at American history and the economy as a whole, you’ll see that it’s simply not the case that slow productivity growth has been good for workers. Quite the contrary."
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