“I can’t talk now,” I said, “I’m trying to get out of the house to go look at smartphones.”
“What’s a smartphone?” said Tessa.
Someone younger than me without a blackberry? I thought I was the only one my age resisting the technology revolution, 24-7 access to our friends and family.
Following World War II, the United States also suburbanized based on the widespread availability of personal transportation, and the highway system. Population centers then detached from jobs and commercial centers.
It either was a serious lack of planning, or seriously short sided planning, but either way it was a great mistake. Either way it meant a massive and unnecessary usage of natural resources.
We should not wait until we are forced by global disaster, and a crumbling economy built on non-renewable energy resources. We can right the mistake of decentralization into suburbs with smart and innovative planning, but there are many tough issues we must address.
At the Journalism Association of Community Colleges the Laney Tower team—consisting of three staff writers—set out on Hollywood boulevard to get a story for the Team Feature 2.0 competition, they took fourth place. This is the story of Jaime, a Hollywood tour bus company owner.