One of my favorite concepts is a bit closer to reality. The Taxi 2000 corporation just announced the completion of a prototype Personal Rapid Transit system called SkyWeb Express. If put into wide use, such a system would provide a sustainable, low-cost, high-density, convenient form of transportation in urban areas.
Our basil plants are sprouting! I’ll take a picture or two once they’re big enough to show up on film. :)
14 Apr UPDATE: We’re also seeing tomato and snow pea shoots! I took pictures over the weekend, but I haven’t uploaded them yet. Soon, I swear!
I’m not saying anything personally, but there’s an interesting analysis of the pull-down-Saddam’s-statue footage that was recently all over the media. Again, this isn’t my statement because I don’t know the details. It wouldn’t surprise me to hear that it was a PR stunt on behalf of the US, though.
It’s official: British Airways and Air France are retiring the Concorde. I’m less saddened by the retirement (they’re old planes, after all) and more worried that no one has shown interest in a replacement. Has airline technology hit a plateau?