Tag Archives: Public transport
September 19, 2011
Public transport. It’s like teenage dating or job interviews – everyone’s got their own personal horror story. The unheated train that broke down in a snowstorm; getting stuck next to “the crazy guy” on a 6 hour bus ride; any journey on the London tube. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for cleaner, greener travel but why is public transport always so square ? Where’s the innovation …
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September 27, 2012
… woefully incorrect directions to destinations, confusion over place names, plus the absence of public transport information. Not since Deep Impact have so many landmarks been found underwater. (Check the Amazing IOS6 Maps Tumblr for screenshots of some absurd results from here in Helsinki.)
That’s possibly where we, the devoted crowds of Apple worshippers, come in. Like when Siri was released, it seems Apple Maps is Apple’s version of a minimum viable product: released well …
November 8, 2011
… share and access city services. Steffen highlights apps like Mapnificent – which crowdsources public transport routes – as examples. He argues that technology-enabled “crowd sharing” could eventually see communities pooling everything from surplus space and energy, to food and power drills.
Steffen’s ideas might sound ambitious (he does want Americans to stop driving cars, after all), but many of his “predictions” are already a crowdsourced reality. In her latest publication …
November 8, 2010
… 25,000 people who’ll want everyone they know to download the track. Fans also have deep pockets: Public Enemy have just announced they’ll be recording an entirely crowd funded album, after raising around $60,000 through Sellaband.
With a little help from their fans
In sharp contrast to the music industry (whose legendarily conservative attitudes I’ve been wincing over in the book Appetite for Self-Destruction, The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age ) …
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August 10, 2010
… this information may prove to be even more useful.
Pressure on governments to publish public information has been mounting for some time. Reflecting this mood, in 2005 a non-binding European Commission directive encouraged increasing openness by member states. But it seems like it is this year that things have started to get moving. On his first day in office, President Obama instructed the heads of federal agencies to release as much information as possible. This has led to a …
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