Small, bitty bits today.
Harvard researchers have apparently worked out that if mobile phones were banned from cars (in the US), then there would be a serious financial penalty
: "$43 billion a year in lost economic activity — about the same economic value of the lost lives and injuries." The report came from the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis
. The report concludes that 'in economic terms, a ban on the use of cell phones by drivers would be a wash when comparing the benefit of reducing crashes against the cost of eliminating those calls'. So that's OK then.
Fascinating ask metafilter
post about a marooned biplane on a New York rooftop. The stuff of urban legend / remember when car advertising was all like this
? (like this!
) / Bulletproof Vest
, a weblog / the 1995 Redwoods video
, probably a hoax, but an entertaining (realmedia) few seconds in the lives of some lucky Bigfoot spotters.
go to Japan / projects by Rebecca Tuynman
/ photographs by Edward Burtynsky
, 'contemporary central and Eastern European visual culture' / the Unofficial Ghostbusters location tour
, via cheesedip
is especially good at the moment / Venice Blog