You are warmly invited to comment on all or any of these.
While musing about China these days, and particularly about how they are handling policy and invement decisions involviing transport, mobility and public space during this period of possible change of thinking at the highest policy levels there (See World Streets http://wp.me/psKUY-2Kb), I am listening this weekend once again, decades later, to the still surprising Nixon in China of John Adams. And wondering how my Chinese friends might react to this.
Asking the mayor of Freedonia to walk the walk
Freedonia City Hall, 12-Jan-13.09:00. The mayor is comfortably seated at his imposing desk, looking fondly at an unlit cigar. The editor of World Streets knocks lightly and waits timidly at the door, entirely drenched and more than a bit disheveled. Not a pretty sight.
The Mayor: Well sir, you are a fine mess. Careful, you are dripping on my favorite chair. Continue reading
These slipped in over the transom in the last days, and while some of you will be well on top of all three let me take the risk and share them with those who may not have spotted them for your weekend reading, listening and musing pleasure . Continue reading
An iPad is not a PC, for a number of reasons. Always on, always near, always open, it provides the user with an entirely different and far more personal 21st century interface with the Internet and its extensions. So for this reason we decided to give a bit of attention to seeing how it might be useful to retrofit World Streets so that it provides a friendlier and more creative source for those deciding to come in via iPad or similar tablet technology. We shall look into this more analytically in the coming weeks; however for this weekend day let us simply invite you to point your iPad to us and tell us what you think. Continue reading