Sunday, March 11, 2007
Electricity Like Transit
All I'm sayin' is that there just plain isn't enough money to use rail transit for anything but a fraction of our mobility needs.
I love analogies. For instance:
There's lots of things wrong with centralized generation, high voltage transmission and alternating current. What say instead of expanding that system and all of its problems instead we build low voltage DC networks parallel to the existing wires. Oh and just to be extra clever we'll tax the AC users and make sure all the DC systems we build are incompatible. We'll get people to use the stuff by running the wires and building the plants for free and then charging 20¢ on the dollar for useage.
We'll Call this "If Electricity Were Like Transit."