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Interesting Stuff on A New York Monday Morning

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I’m about to head out for a loop around Central Park and I thought I’d leave you with a few things to look at on the web before I split.

If you are really bored and have access to a physical copy of the New York Times, take a look at the two page ad on pages A10-A11 headlined Save the U.S. Patent, Now!  It’s The Heart and Soul of America’s Economic System.  Take special note of how the nice people that put the charts together singled out the IT industry.  Then go reconcile the thoughts in your mind.

  • http://www.marypurslow.com/ mary

    I am going to go off of Trapster. I think this is a great idea (while still in beta) it has potential to be a great help. I have a little audi turbo which often gets away from me. However this is going to be quite involved for it work correctly. There is going to have to be a large team working on this with a lot of outside support. I am hesitant to try it, mostly because I don't think it will work for my phone but also I guess it only goes off of the traps people report? I am not sure how accurate this would be since these traps tend to shift periodically and people have to take time to report it. If its done right, it will save a lot of people from getting a ticket. If not, I guess that is just what I am expecting.

    I am going to start working on the MIT and have to get back to you on that post. Thanks for the food for thought this morning!

  • http://broderick.wordpress.com Shawn Broderick

    don't oversell it – your car does 155 MPH – electronically limited by the MB nanny-corporate-state :-).

    • http://www.feld.com Brad Feld

      Dude – last time I checked 155 was faster than 150 . But – you are right – it’s not much faster.

  • http://www.marypurslow.com/ mary

    I know but I'm proud of it. I do know it's a stasis … but I don't much about what that means except that its supposed to be better?…its not like I really get to go too fast with it considering Atlanta traffic gets in the way but I do let it get away from me sometimes.

    So then @shawn do you really see Trapster as being a system that people will call in tell where speed traps are? I guess I just think most people don't really like to “work” for something like that. I know that the radio stations do it around here, but it's not often you hear much or by the time you do they are gone. It is hard enough for me to get people to flash their lights when there's one ahead. If it could work though…I would love it. I always like to be at the beginning with new ideas.

  • http://www.virtualvermonter.com Rich

    That VT map is great. We finally moved to an area in the state where we could get something other than dial-up about 4 years ago. Good times, good times. :-)

  • http://www.livelovecoffee.com/espresso-machines coffeeguy

    Trapster is pretty cool, not that I have a lot to worry about, I drive a 4cyl. toyota tacoma, but I know a lot of my friends could put it to good work.

    Mary I second that about Atlanta traffic…HORRIBLE!!!!

  • Shawn Broderick

    don't oversell it – your car does 155 MPH – electronically limited by the MB nanny-corporate-state :-).

  • mary

    I am going to go off of Trapster. I think this is a great idea (while still in beta) it has potential to be a great help. I have a little audi turbo which often gets away from me. However this is going to be quite involved for it work correctly. There is going to have to be a large team working on this with a lot of outside support. I am hesitant to try it, mostly because I don't think it will work for my phone but also I guess it only goes off of the traps people report? I am not sure how accurate this would be since these traps tend to shift periodically and people have to take time to report it. If its done right, it will save a lot of people from getting a ticket. If not, I guess that is just what I am expecting.

    I am going to start working on the MIT and have to get back to you on that post. Thanks for the food for thought this morning!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/bfeld bfeld

    Dude – last time I checked 155 was faster than 150 <g>. But – you are right – it’s not much faster.

  • Rich

    That VT map is great. We finally moved to an area in the state where we could get something other than dial-up about 4 years ago. Good times, good times. :-)

  • mary

    I know but I'm proud of it. I do know it's a stasis … but I don't much about what that means except that its supposed to be better?…its not like I really get to go too fast with it considering Atlanta traffic gets in the way but I do let it get away from me sometimes.

    So then @shawn do you really see Trapster as being a system that people will call in tell where speed traps are? I guess I just think most people don't really like to "work" for something like that. I know that the radio stations do it around here, but it's not often you hear much or by the time you do they are gone. It is hard enough for me to get people to flash their lights when there's one ahead. If it could work though…I would love it. I always like to be at the beginning with new ideas.

  • coffeeguy

    Trapster is pretty cool, not that I have a lot to worry about, I drive a 4cyl. toyota tacoma, but I know a lot of my friends could put it to good work.

    Mary I second that about Atlanta traffic…HORRIBLE!!!!

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