-Via David Thompson: Some photos of Times Square when it was awfully seedy (one of those one photo per page sites…)
***The Greene Street Project: A Long History of a Short Block-An interactive site that follows, longitudinally, one small section of New York City.
‘What would happen if your city, in the name of progress, started giving poorer residents vouchers for landline telephones rather than smartphones? Or if, rather than stocking public libraries with computers, so that people could write emails, your city installed fax machines?’
It’s like a time-machine back to the future utopia, at $8 a ride…
-Walter Russell Mead: ‘Turkey And The Ruins Of US Foreign Policy‘
‘Yet America’s relations with both Turkey and Russia are in shambles. ‘
-From a reader, how Jerry Pournelle was on his way back from a hacking conference and nearly died in Death Valley.