A new newsletter from Paris Marx
If you liked Radical Urbanist, you'll like Disconnect
It’s been two and a half years since I ended Radical Urbanist, and this is probably the last time you’ll get a message from me if you subscribed to it. But first I wanted to let you know about another newsletter I recently started called Disconnect.
Radical Urbanist looked at cities and transportation, with a particular focus on what the tech industry was up to in those domains (and how their solutions never played out as promised). Disconnect broadens out that scope to look at the wider tech industry, but I’ll still be spending some time on the urban angle.
Take today’s issue of Disconnect: I dig into a new concept vehicle from Sony and Honda, and what it tells us about the false promises the tech industry made about transportation. Companies said they’d make the roads safer with self-driving cars, but they couldn’t actually deliver while the tech they did implement made drivers more distracted.
Anyway, check it out and see if it’s something you’d like to subscribe to. If not, thanks for having been a Radical Urbanist subscriber!
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— Paris Marx