It's politics, not technology (was: "IT" is finally unveiled)

Tom tomwhore@inetarena.com
Mon, 3 Dec 2001 10:10:04 -0800 (PST)


On Mon, 3 Dec 2001, Russell Turpin wrote:

--]skateboard, bicycle, and streetcar. Ginger is a neat
--]alternative, but not a revolutionary one. The revolution,
--]if there is to be one, will lie in the political arena
--]of how cities manage their transportation infrastructure.
--]

True, even southpark  took a swing at it before it was out:)-

Ginger has a great ideaa but there are too many older tech ideas that
could be done to get close to Gingers sepces without a 3000$ price tag.

Somthing as simple as three wheels instead of two for scooter level stuff.
This goes a long way to stability without needing gyro based software.

I still think this will not catch on easily as big as it should becuse of
the thinkshift it will require of folks. 

As for the politcks, its all FOllow the Money. 

An interesting look into this is the case of Portland City Council VS
SkateBoarders and Scooter users.


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