Please, put down your drink. Then read Michael van Baker’s post about gondolas. It is hilarious yet intelligent, stringing history together with current events to come up with a possible future. It’s genius. I don’t love the recent criticism that Amazon isn’t philanthropic enough – that’s their business, and I believe that social services should be provided by the government. That said, the Seattle Center to SLU to Capitol Hill line likely benefits Amazon more than any one entity. And considering how slow our tax-averse state is to build infrastructure, a helping hand from the private sector would be appreciated.
I wonder if stringing a fiber optic line on the thing would be useful.