Message no. 877[Branch from no. 839] Posted by Thomas Culhane (1311520071) on
Wonderfully creative approach to writing a summary of the City -- thanks for the links, the pictures , the film references , the song lyrics and the discussion of "poetry". Hope you had as much fun creating this colorful interactive summary as I did reading it!
Message no. 884[Branch from no. 728] Posted by DAWN WRIGHT (dparker3) on
"Say we do develop ways to survive on Mars, aren't we going to create problems there like we did on earth? Are we creating a band-aid effect without actually fixing the original problem. It's kind of like drugs, they treat the symptoms, not the cause."
Message no. 887[Branch from no. 881] Posted by Thomas Culhane (1311520071) on
My wife and I really enjoyed the film "The Pursuit of Happyness" with Will Smith -- based on a true story. It shows the value of not judging somebody who is homeless and giving people a chance to develop their fullest potential. Thanks for your enlightening points -- you are right, chance plays a huge element. In the book "Critical Mass, How one thing leads to another" by Philip Ball he points out that despite the faith economists put in economic models chance seems to play the biggest role in whether or not people or firms succeed or fail.
Message no. 888[Branch from no. 879] Posted by Thomas Culhane (1311520071) on
Adrienne, that was great of you to bring up the Palestinian refugee camps -- my wife and I did a tour of refugee camps in
My memories of
This is known as "latent capacity" in Urban Planning circles, and it explains why it is useless to build more freeways to try and solve the traffic problem -- the more roads you build the quicker they fill.