May 11, 2016
The vibrant and intelligent community-run, community-driven, and community-minded No Tower Coalition has reached two important milestones this week.
- First, it is the one year anniversary of their beginning; it was founded around a kitchen table and now encompasses the width and breadth of Grandview;
- Two, their petition opposing a massive tower at Commercial & Venables broke through the 4,000 signature barrier on Saturday, and has raced on to 4,100
Read more about their pro-Kettle community-friendly alternatives for that important corner at their website where you can see their remarkable video and join the thousands of concerned residents who have signed the petition.
May 11, 2016
Although I don’t have a car, a cell phone, a microwave, or a Facebook account, I am not by any means a luddite; I recognize the value of some technology. A few weeks ago, for example, I published a story about how an advertising billboard in Brazil was being used to attract and kill zika-carrying mosquitoes.
Now, there is this: street furniture that can interact with the deaf, the blind, the disabled, and others.
I think this is a marvellous idea and I would encourage its further development.
[Note; I recognize the possibilities for control and tracking inherent in such a system, but we should not allow one’s totalitarian paranoia to get in the way of systems that can seriously help people]