Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder
By The Time I Come Back I Expect Jetpacks
Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2007 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.
A year and change after I left the Bay Area, Muni leaps into the future: selling FastPasses online and partnering with NextBus to provide online location tracking for 16 bus lines. In contrast, NextBus for New York only provides updates for the NY Water Taxi.
29 Mar 2007, 14:19 p.m.
We voted for jetpacks in the midterm elections. I've lost faith in our political process.
Okay on a more reality based note - the lack of progress for bart never ceases to amaze me. Yes, it was futuristic thirty years ago but god forbid we have a system with 1/5 as much penetration as the NYC subway system. Oh and don't get me started on our lame ass schedule. No late night hours. Come on people!