Eyrie Productions, Unlimited
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Jun-12-15, 06:30 PM (EDT)|
23. "RE: a helpful visual reference!"|
In response to message #16
>Yeah, see, my main concern is that "temporary" things that are |
>horrible often have a habit of ceasing to be temporary, and while
>one Walled City of Kowloon was kind of a nifty world-feature
>that it's too bad it's gone, I can easily see this thing mushrooming
>into hideous, never-dismantled shantytown arcologies, like some kind
>of Gibsonian vision of a future gone wrong.
Seconded. This happens in all kinds of ways, all the time. In a more benign example, after WWII, the military gave a bunch of huts to the University of British Columbia to help them manage their "temporary" crowding problem. When I went there in the late 80s, most of the huts were still there. According to the annotations on this video documenting the hut move-in some of the huts were still there until a few years ago.
I don't want to think about how much they must have spent on fire prevention and asbestos mitigation on those "free" buildings. As well as heating and reworking to remove drafts and leaks.
"They copied all they could follow, but they couldn't copy my mind,
And I left 'em sweating and stealing a year and a half behind."
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