04 June, 2008

Cross Town Traffic

Digital this digital that, its all very cool natch and who could deny the awesome changes that the 'digital revolution' have seen in so many walks of life? It is so much more than just the ability to find pictures of ladies in the nip. Apparently.

We are however analogue creatures - and the best way for humans to interact with their technology is often analogue. We are tool users with binocular vision and as such we like twiddly knobs and meaningful graphic representations of our stuff. (Yes we do need a rev counter to have a needle please car makers. A rev counter that just displays a number is about as useful as Heather Mills at an arse-kicking contest).

So how cool is this? Used from the 1940s to the 1970s in Australia these analogue traffic signals defuse driver impatience by displaying your waiting time in a groovy dynamic manner. And they look pretty boss too! Critics might suggest that they'll turn every set of traffic lights into a potential drag race, to which I'd respond - d'uh!

Their time has come again I say.*

* Do you get annoyed by other drivers at traffic lights who abuse 'local knowledge'. They know the timing of the lights and so they start creeping forwards against a red light because they know its going to change in the next few seconds? Wankers. Just think, these analogue traffic signals would wipe their smug cuntish behaviour out at a stroke, and for that reason alone they should be mandatory.

1 Step to the white courtesy phone:

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I'll start a war chest immediately - love them, where do we buy them?

June 15, 2008 3:19 pm


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