Archive: Jul 2015

“I don’t know why they buy the ticket or come to the theater if they can’t let go of the phone. It’s…”

“I don’t know why they buy the ticket or come to the theater if they can’t let go of the phone. It’s controlling them. They can’t turn it off and can’t stop looking at it. They are truly inconsiderate, self-absorbed people who have no public manners whatsoever.”

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Hold the Phone, It’s Patti LuPone - The New York Times

I was once at a Carnatic music concert during the December Season and the women on either side of me were both texting. One of them would send 5 text messages, then look up a the musician and say “ahaa, ahaa” in appreciation and return to more texting. 

I don’t know why they came.

Standing and driving

I’m bought into the whole standing and working thing. I don’t do it enough, but sitting hurts my back and I feel better when I stand.

While this is starting to be a fixable problem in the work environment, one place where there is no alternative is the car (or any kind of transport). Why can’t we stand and drive?

standriving

Or how about seats like this where you are sit-standing? Even this, would be a huge improvement over the one option we have today.

Focal-S-2

Cars would get taller, yes. That’s bad for aerodynamics, so the designs would have to change around them.

The only other alternative is where you are almost reclining, like a race car driver – but I’m not sure people want to crawl into their cars.

I hope someone in the car industry is thinking about this as they rework most of the other things about how cars and transportation work.

*Image of standing driver made in Paper by FiftyThree
*Sit-stand seat is the Focal Seat