Posts Tagged ‘innovation’

  • 19th Century Urban Transport Was An Environmental Problem

    Urban Pollution

    Dec 2, 12 • 2578 Views • No Comments

    When we worry about the impact of autos on the environment, perhaps we should remember the horse. In 1880, the horse population in Manhattan and Brooklyn was somewhere between 150,000-175,000 and growing. A basic part of city life, horsecar rides totalled......  [read more]

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    Do You Like the GDP?

    Nov 28, 12 • 425 Views • No Comments

    Having just come across the “Better Life Index,” I started thinking about Ed Koch, a former mayor of NYC who often asked everyone, “How am I doing?” Here are some thoughts about how to measure how well we are doing. The GDP:......  [read more]

  • Our Transportation Infrastructure is Crumbling

    A Path for Driverless Cars

    Nov 3, 12 • 749 Views • 2 Comments

    A self-driving car could be a pleasure… The day would begin with a pick-up that you scheduled through your phone app. When your self-driving car arrived at your front door, you would get in, check today’s drive time and start to prepare for your......  [read more]

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    The iPhone 5 Map App

    Sep 29, 12 • 649 Views • 1 Comment

    While Apple’s iPhone 5 map app might not always take us where we want to go, it will probably provide a path to some surprising innovation. A little history first… The iPhone 4 was released during June 2010 with a new antenna design that soon......  [read more]

  • A Traditional Telephone Book

    What Can You Learn From the Phone Book?

    Aug 5, 12 • 447 Views • No Comments

    Among all of the innovations that changed our lives, have you ever thought about the phone book? The first phone book dates back to 1878. Compiled by the the District Telephone Company of New Haven, soon to become SNET, the Southern New England Telephone......  [read more]