If you want to future proof, Why don't you run glass?
You need cover art to remember a plot?
You're weird..or I"m a SUPER GENIUS! no, no. you're weird.
You literally can not talk about a book you've been reading unless the book is right there?
You don't need a suspicion to do an experiment, just a plausible idea.
what? with my kindle, it puts me on the last page I read, regardless of the last device I was reading it on.
What does knowing about where you where have to do with comprehension?
His rants are often off topic, and factually incorrect, so I WISH he would keep them bottled up!
Rent control. Doesn't exist only in cities.
Project housing - Doesn't only exist in cities
EBT cards. - Doesn't only happen in cities. There are More SNAP/EBT per capita in suburbs and rural communities. Of courts,e I'm sure you know nothing of the actual numbers and go off misconceptions.
you are just as dependent on the system as anyone.
"such as sales taxes to finance freeways"
All of them. In fact I can't find a single city that uses sales tax for roads.
So you live on a farm, but you community needs sticker reminding the their food comes from farmers? That doesn't speak well for the average intelligence of your area. Everyone I know in the city knows their food comes from farmers and ranchers.
I've never been run out of a city for being an Atheist, but I've been run out of several small communities. Literally.
"A modern example would be Santa Fe New Mexico."
Which is a city, last time I checked. So you argument is: City life isn't all that, look at all this cool stuff you can do in the city.
How much night life is there in Chama, NM? Silver City?
How do you know he is from Italy?
You don't want to let him get all single family homes made illegal? YOU FASCIST.
You're right about the stadium, but his point is still valid. There are things that are far easier to do with group in Cities.
" I know a lot of people that live in New York and they never go to plays, theater, shows, concerts, or anything. "
Yes, the 12 people you know in New York city don't do any of the stuff.
There are hundreds of museums in New York. Many of them are very busy most of the time.
"For one thing, you could commute for that sort of thing"
that raises the bar and make it less likely to go there.
" you can't be telling me you live in the city to go to music concerts and football games."
err.. why not? I did.
"we didn't live in anything like this density."
" instinctually we have no bond with practically anyone in the city."
sounds like you have issues.
I don't live in a city, but walk across one everyday. I know many people by name. I know my neighbors by name.
My only problem with cities is noise.
Culture, efficiency, knowledge sharing.
Yes, knowledge sharing happen in cities in ways that could never happen on the internet, and visa versa.
"It makes no sense."
It makes a lot of sense, actually.
"Doesn't anyone want to listen to music without having to worry about whether the neighbors will object? Doesn't anyone want a dog or a garden or just some space that is theirs?"
All of which is possible in a city
A city is safer. There have been many studies on this.
What economic issues? saving money? making more money?
What transportation issue? everything is within walking distance.
"just lots of stuff."
The only issue is you have a perception bias and you haven't actually bothered to do even basic research to back your opinion.
SInce the vast majority of in use devices run and Linux variant, I'm not sure of you point.
Chrome OS and Android are different things that have a different focus.
" needs a major overhaul"
what needs top be overhauled?
Publishing apps for Linux is trivial? Or do you mean having a company that can hold you hand?