Room Service in New York

Dave Winer: “At first I felt guilty for using room service at all. In the various places I’ve lived delivery of something as mundane as food is not only rare, it’s unheard-of. In NY, you can place a $10 food order, and it will be at your door in 1/2 hour. To me, half-native and half-transplant, that’s pretty amazing. No, it’s very amazing.”

Yes, that’s cool.

By Rob Fahrni

Husband / Father / Developer

3 replies on “Room Service in New York”

It’s one of the benefits of (extremely) high density living. I don’t think we’re going to solve our dependence on oil unless we can get most of the country living (and working) in high density arrangements, but I don’t see any way to make that happen.

Because there might be benefits to high density but I can tell you that there are a lot of downsides to it, too. And as much as I want us to stop burning oil, it’s not enough to get me to give up our detached, single-family home with a yard. And I’m pretty sure that I’m more motivated than a lot of people.

This is also true of most large towns (and many small ones) in Britain. Delivery is free for orders of £10 and above. Most Brits don’t even realise how awesome that is.

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