Category: Humor

The new urbanism of Tiny Tower: Part 2, In the end, we must cultivate our tower

11 July, 2013 (09:00) | Cities, Complex systems, Games, Housing, Humor, iPhone, Markets, SimCity, SimEarth, Simulations, Technology, Tiny tower, Urbanism |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   By:David A. Smith   Yesterday’s tour of Tiny Tower got us through only half of its New Urbanist principles – we have almost as many yet to come – including the principle of user deification.   A world in your hands, K     13. The city does not […]

The new urbanism of Tiny Tower: Part 1, Without new housing, there are no new jobs

10 July, 2013 (09:28) | Cities, Complex systems, Games, Housing, Humor, iPhone, Markets, SimCity, SimEarth, Simulations, Technology, Tiny tower, Urbanism |

By:David A. Smith   The world’s fastest growing ‘city’ is a model of New Urbanism, going from zero to over 10,000,000 people in just a few years, but to visit it, you’ll have to look into an iPhone or computer.    A universe that goes only upwards   Tiny Tower, the logical successor to SimCity […]

Month in Review, January 2013: Part 2, To the global

14 March, 2013 (14:38) | Bankruptcy, Cambridge, Detroit, Elderly, Euro, Global markets, Greece, Humor, MEEs, Month in review, Public housing, Redevelopment, Rent control, Spain, Speculation |

By:David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   Yesterday’s Part 1 of this review on the localized issues covered in January brought us to the problem of one elderly mother and her daughter and son-in-law, an issue that is confronting China (and even more, Japan) at a scale far surpassing our needs here […]

Month in Review, January 2013: Part 1, From the local

14 March, 2013 (14:34) | Bankruptcy, Cambridge, Detroit, Elderly, Euro, Global markets, Greece, Humor, MEEs, Month in review, Public housing, Redevelopment, Rent control, Spain, Speculation |

[Previous Months in Review available here: Dec 12, Nov 12, Oct 12, Sep 12, Aug 12, Jul 12, Jun 12, May 12]   By:David A. Smith   No interval is so gloomy as to be entirely without its lighter side, and for a New England Patriots fan despondent at the team’s elimination from the playoffs, […]

Please release me, let me go: Part 3, cheaper through scalpers

24 January, 2013 (10:35) | Bonds, Capital markets, Finance, Football, Humor, Municipal bonds, New York Jets, Personal seat licenses, Securities, Speculation |

By:David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.]   Yesterday we saw that, in addition to unhappy Jets fan Kenny Scarabaggio who had his moment in the sun (actually, the New York Post (January 7, 2013), we have unhappy Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum, recently fired in large part because of […]