During the October 12, 1977 World Series game in New York Howard Cosell famously said “ladies & gentlemen the Bronx is burning” as he watched a fire erupt nearby: Except if you watched that video you’ll notice that he never actually said his immortal phrase. Seems like an urban legend. But what’s not an urban… Continue reading The Great South Seattle Conflagration
I’m convinced that humans aren’t wired to understand geometric growth. Linear growth – the notion that you get x more of something each time period – makes total sense to us as the math is easy to do in your head. But geometric growth – you get x percent more of something each time period… Continue reading Geometric Growth & the City
Since I’ve come back to Canada, I find myself continually (even subconsciously) comparing it with the US. I’ve noticed that while Canada is roughly 1/10th the size of the States, it feels like it’s way less complicated (and sophisticated). This also worries me, as I wonder how we’ll continue to compete in a more networked,… Continue reading A Different Way Of Comparing Canada & America
The past few years have been a fascinating time to watch China’s mighty rise. However, the notion that they’re going to become the most powerful nation in the world over the next few years has always seemed ridiculous to me. Recently I’ve noticed quite a few signs that suggest I’m not alone. A few weeks… Continue reading The China Fall?
1. We’ve spend the last few days skulking eastwards from Rajasthan towards Delhi. This has given us a chance to see all sorts of little towns that most people won’t see as they don’t have enough time. This is one of the little joys of India: the density of history is so high that there… Continue reading Wrapping Up India