Beyond Pattern Language: Watch this video and you will be introduced in an excellent way to the foundational importance of community, community which has been leeched from our experience by the effects of our oil-car-sprawl culture.
Adam Panflick: The Boston Car Wars (1980s): ""People of Boston!" he cried, "Look at this!" He waved at the sea of honking cars backed up to Massachusetts Avenue and beyond. "The legacy of Henry Ford who came from a place where they stripped bark from trees to save themselves the labor of chopping them down. You are all pusillanimous conformistos. Enemies of the future!" Adam paused take in a great gulp of air. "Down with the car!" he cried, raising his fists. "Everybody now! Down with the car! Down with the car!" The limo was sagging perceptibly beneath the weight of our formidable agitator. An officer groped for Panflick's ankle but Adam did an elusive dance."
DailyTech - Google, Microsoft Suggest Apple's Siri Will Make People Look Crazy: "Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) CEO Steve Ballmer on Tuesday showed love for Apple, Inc.'s (AAPL) iPhone and its "humble personal assistant" Siri at the AsiaD conference, stating, "Apple is a good competitor, but a different one. Both [an iPhone and a Windows phone] are going to feel very good in your hand and both going to look very beautiful physically…"