Agile Elsewhere: Agile Citizenry

June 30th, 2008 by vinbarnes 0 comments »

It seems as though we don't know our neighbors anymore. How many of you know your neighbors? Growing up, I knew neighbors up to five houses away in either direction. Today I know two maybe three of my neighbors; I only wave at the rest.

Here's an op-ed piece from the Times where the author performed an experiment and invited himself to a sleepover at various homes in his neighborhood.

So while the world is accessible to (some of) us at our fingertips, talking, engaging, discussing with people half-way across the globe, we hardly know the fellow denizens of our ward. So close yet so far away. Discuss! (Preferably with your neighbors.)

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