A friend just sent me a link to a Washington Post story, accompanied by this photograph. The caption reads: "David Wolman, on a dune buggy in Oregon in 1991, at age 79 (Family Photo). " All I can say is that I hope I'm that cool when I'm 79.

The world of futuristic transport got a bit of buzz over the weekend, thanks to this piece in the Times about pod cars. Good exposure, but I was still left with the impression that this article was about a novel, borderline cutesy, idea, and not a story about the serious issue of pulling America out of the public transit Dark Ages. The Sunday Times also offered up this piece about technology and the (faulty) argument that it makes us stupid. The essay is quite similar to my essay from the September issue of Wired. Compare the two and tell me what you think.

And an interesting quote today, from my local newspaper: "The White House tells the EPA to change its science" Say what?

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