September 5, 2016

Our frustration with rail and road networks.

I spent last week in Germany and it’s a machine. That is the problem. Machines relay actions in a linear and inflexible fashion. The piston turns the cam shaft that turns this cog and that cog […]
September 4, 2016

“e” stands for “Euro” in e-Bike.

EuroBike is funny: And the girls there thought I was quite funny!   And I understood what I was there for: But most of the exhibitors were totally lost. Ask them and it’s e-Bike, e-Bike, e-Bike. It’s as […]
September 3, 2016

It’s time the plebeians all went on strike

I call on all Plebeians, it is time for a strike. Though I count myself not among you, I sympathise with you. The patrician class has relocated from suburbs to dense city centres but given no […]
August 26, 2016

Australia, where city living is outlawed.

When the law of the land makes living in the city more difficult than need be, can you say living in the city is outlawed? I would say that. The thing about cities is they’re about cramming […]
August 23, 2016

The Dutch Indifference

I doubt there was ever a time when the intelligentsia wasn’t forced to retreat in some way. We’re not to be pitied. No one says the Medicis weren’t happy in their confinement to the corridor they built for themselves […]