"These unique maps accurately depict the streets and highways, parks, neighborhoods, coastlines, and physical features of the city using nothing but type."
posted by jacquilynne
on Oct 14, 2010 -
"When I look at books, I see an outdated technology, like scrolls before books,"
said James Tracy, headmaster of Cushing and chief promoter of the bookless campus. Instead of a library, the academy is spending nearly $500,000 to create a learning center
. Where the reference desk was, they are building a $50,000 coffee shop that will include a $12,000 cappuccino machine.
posted by tamarack
on Sep 4, 2009 -
"There's only so many parking spaces in the city," said Sordillo. "And in this part, there's very few." A private parking space
in Boston's Back Bay area sold for $300,000
posted by jaimev
on Jun 11, 2009 -
uses GPS to tell you the predicted time of the next bus. Google maps show buses in real time, and you can get updates on your phone/PDA. The coverage is limited to certain agencies within the US, so these other sites might be useful: Hopstop
covers subways and buses in NYC, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, DC, and more. (mobile version
) Google Transit
has many US metro areas in addition to Canada, Europe, and Japan. (previously)
Many more locations inside. [more inside]
posted by desjardins
on Oct 21, 2008 -
The Big Picture
The Boston Globe launches a new blog focusing on a large single image from the day's news. It's kind of surprising how rare it is to see a really big photo on newspaper sites these days and this blog makes the simple concept work. [via mefi projects]
posted by mathowie
on Jun 2, 2008 -
launched this morning. It's a ground-level mapping service similar to Google's "Street View", only it offers you an "autodrive" feature that automatically moves you through a city or down a ski slope. There are links to information about stores and restaurants in the view and the ability to go inside buildings and look around. It currently features views from Aspen
, New York
, and Miami
. And of course the obligatory view of a colorful mime with a man-bag
posted by cashman
on Oct 29, 2007 -
kept me awake at night as a child, As I stared, bleary-eyed, at my flip-card style analog alarm clock, willingly watching the hours go by, thinking, "How am I going to be able to wake up for school tomorrow?" And laughing, laughing. I place the blame for my night-owl-ness squarely in his lap. [more inside]
posted by not_on_display
on Oct 18, 2007 -
would like to invite you to a picnic and seat you precisely with those most like you.
posted by sudama
on Jul 25, 2007 -
Save the world with used books?
A bookstore I sometimes go to in Boston is doing a Used Book of the Month Club...and apparently trying to save the world.
Has anyone else every sold anything used-of-the-month? I think this is new retail territory. I could save a few bucks with a Used-XBox-Game-Of-The-Month.
Or does this mean the economy is getting worse, if people can't even buy new books?
posted by UMDirector
on Dec 12, 2006 -