Not all change is progress

I don’t have a lot of occasion to ride the Metro, unfortunately, so perhaps this is an old change I am just now seeing. But whose bright idea was it to make the system maps 1/4 of their former size, a la the over-crowded CNN layout? The map is incomprehensible unless you’re right next to it and good luck seeing it if anyone is in that seat.

Either end of the car still has the full-sized maps but that’s of little help if I’m in the middle. I’m not just looking out for my own dizzy self here – we’ve got a lot of tourist riders who need all the help they can get too.

On counterpoint is my lovely girlfriend, who quipped “Considering some of Metro’s issues in the last year, maybe making the safety in-case-of-emergency info more prominent is more important to riders than knowing where they’re going.”

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


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