· Naughties
· · 2007
· · · July
· · · · 19 (2 entries)

Prius · I was go­ing to be driv­ing up and down the Val­ley for the best part of four days and Avis bol­lixed up my re­so some­how so the usu­al mostly-harmless mid-size wasn’t avail­able. “Wanna Blazer?” the red­coat said and I said “Whatever”; F2F with the Blaz­er I was re­mind­ed it’s an SUV the size of one of new high-density Van­cou­ver town­hous­es. I couldn’t face the thought of haul­ing this ill-formed mass of steel up and down the Cal­i­for­nia tar­ma­c, and as I was walk­ing back to say “No” passed a row of Prii so I said “Prius” in­stead and the guy said “You sure? They’re weird, no key, can’t fig­ure ’em out myself.” And you know, it’s not bad at al­l ...
Two From David · I’d like to en­cour­age you to read two things fea­tur­ing David Wein­berg­er. I’ve been mean­ing to post about his new book for some time, but just re­cent­ly ran across his “Web 2.0” de­bate with An­drew Keen over at the WSJ On­line, and if you care at all about this here Web thang, you re­al­ly ought to go take it in. Not be­cause it’ll ed­u­cate and in­form you (though it will) but be­cause it’s good fun. I find the Net-centered life suf­fi­cient­ly ful­fill­ing and self-supporting that I wouldn’t take the time to re­act to a provo­ca­teur like Keen, but it’s nice that David does so, while en­ter­tain­ing us ...
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