I've been looking for info on how extensive was the interurban trolley system in the northeast U.S. before it declined, with or without GM's help. Anybody have an idea? I vaguely remember a reference that one could travel from Boston to Minneapolis cheaply on trolleys but can't find it now.
Various ideas for wikis: a cheap-transit site that lets you search for an optimally (cheap, fast, scenic) route between cities (or within a city); and a shared aerial-photo site that lets hobbyists with RC-controlled planes and hot-air balloons with cameras stitch together their photos onto a world map. Maybe using the Google Maps API or something more basic like GRASS GIS.
As if documenting and improving colorForth weren't enough to occupy my free time.
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