Posts Tagged ‘Erie Canal’

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    Infrastructure: The Internet and Canals

    Jan 24, 13 • 291 Views • No Comments

    An internet connection and a canal could be rather similar. Internet Connections in the Americas, 2012: Looking beyond the Americas, South Korea leads the world with the highest proportion of its population having fast internet service (more below). Shipping...  [read more]

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    A Better Ketchup Bottle?

    May 25, 12 • 303 Views • No Comments

    In a 1964 TV commercial, during a pouring contest between 2 young boys, Heinz ketchup was “…too thick and rich to run.” In another ad, Heinz lost an OK Coral duel because it was the “slowest ketchup in the west…east, north and...  [read more]

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    Locavore Legislation

    Dec 3, 11 • 207 Views • No Comments

    Being a locavore can be confusing. Eating broccoli from the local farm stand tastes good and makes many of us feel good. It is a pleasure to support local farmers and get vegetables the day they were picked. On the other hand, inefficiency is one huge...  [read more]

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    Transportation Matters

    Jun 17, 10 • 208 Views • No Comments

    Reading about India’s inadequate railway system, I thought about the Erie Canal. Currently, massive freight containers that took four or five days to travel from Singapore to Mumbai will then take 28 days to reach New Delhi because trains and tracks are...  [read more]