Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Ah, High Speed Rail

Edward Hsu, a graduate student at Chung-Hsing University, very kindly fetched me from the airport yesterday night. One of the greatest fun things in life for me is riding on trains so imagine my delight to ride on this, which goes at 280mph (450kph). It made the journey from Taipei to Taichung take about half an hour, not two and a half hours as a regular train would've done.

Shame on America for not getting this together yet. And shame on the Congress for axing the budget items that would've brought America into the late twentieth century.

1 comment:

Moses said...

ahhh you're killing me here. I'm in Wisconsin where our governor rejected the funds for the high speed rail line that would've connected Chicago to Minneapolis by way of Milwaukee and Madison.