Autumn in the North Cemetery.

Sixty miles west of Boston, Massachusetts there is the small New England town of Sturbridge. Located at the junction of I-90 (The Mass Pike), and I-84 it has become known as the "Crossroads of New England". The town was first settled over 300 years ago, and like other small New England towns it has grown just enough over the years to be in a difficult place today. How do we embrace the future without forgetting how we got to our present? How do we attract the right kind of growth, and maintain who we are? And, what about our culture out here in Central Massachusetts?

These pages will cause one to think about how to protect what we have, our future direction, and how to move on in the very best way.

Those thoughts, and other ramblings, will hopefully inspire more thought, conversation, action, and occasionally a smile...

...seems to be working so far

Thursday, October 29, 2009

You Have Got To Be Kidding Me

I received the following message on my iPhone yesterday regarding my previous post.

Ticket number 101000088093 City of Boston
Status: Closed
Reason: Sign readjusted
Updated Oct 28, 12:18 PM

The sign was turned 90 degrees to the left. Now, pedestrians coming across the street will know not to stop.

You know, there are few things in life one cannot change. First comes death. Can't do much about it. It happens. The next thing on list is stupidity. Can't do much about it either. It happens.

As I said in my last post, the program may be great, but if the data isn't handled right, it's pretty much worthless. I guess all this new smart phone application did was put out there, for the world to see, just how city workers process information, and correct problems.

Some things can't change, no matter how noble the attempts.

I guess we can apply that rule to more important things in the world right now.

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