Re: Plans for rebuilding New Orleans

Subject: Re: Plans for rebuilding New Orleans
From: Mitchell Maltenfort <mmalten -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2005 11:34:24 -0400

It's an interesting concept in technical communication: if you assume
NO has to be rebuilt from scratch, how do you convince people "No,
don't do the same thing over again, try something new?"

Usually infrastructure upgrades have to be "backwards compatible,"
yes? That limits options and adds to costs. But NO's infrastructure
has been wiped out. There's the tempting possibility to rebuild it
as the best imaginable city. I'd like to see that, but I'm not a
qualified civic planner.

But to keep this tied to tech communications -- how could someone,
hypothetically qualified, submit a proposal for rebuilding NO?

On 9/7/05, Joe Campo <joe -dot- campo -at- solidworks -dot- com> wrote:
> Kenneth Nuckols added:
> If this model comes to pass it might be the first major American city in
> which the number of people actually exceeds the number of automobiles.
> It could be refreshing to see a city in this country figure out how to
> break its addiction to petroleum, even if that "cure" is imposed by
> forces beyond human control."
> Are you perhaps a landscape architect? Your suggestion might be an
> incredible solution, especially when it seems the entire city is going
> to have to be pretty much rebuilt.
> I'm wondering if officials would consider such an innovative solution

I can answer any question.
"I don't know" is an answer.
"I don't know yet" is a better answer.


Now Shipping -- WebWorks ePublisher Pro for Word! Easily create online
Help. And online anything else. Redesigned interface with a new
project-based workflow. Try it today!

Doc-To-Help 2005 converts RoboHelp files with one click. Author with Word or any HTML editor. Visit our site to see a conversion demo movie and learn more.

You are currently subscribed to techwr-l as:
archiver -at- techwr-l -dot- com
To unsubscribe send a blank email to leave-techwr-l-obscured -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Send administrative questions to lisa -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit for more resources and info.


Plans for rebuilding New Orleans: From: Joe Campo

Previous by Author: Linux for tech pubs
Next by Author: Re: The goals of Richard Stallman and the "free software" movement: stupid and evil (was Re: Spinoff: Using Linux for work?)
Previous by Thread: Plans for rebuilding New Orleans
Next by Thread: Re: Plans for rebuilding New Orleans

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads