Sarah Blais reported recently via KTVK Channel 3’s website about Scottsdale’s newest photo speed enforcement tools: Low-profile (thus hard-to-see) portable “kiosks,” which contain more compact versions of the equipment in our infamous photo-enforcement vans and other, more permanently installed equipment. As I recall, the program was ‘sold’ by its vendor (American Traffic Systems, aka “ATS”) […]
A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked. A complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be patched up to make it work. You have to start over with a working simple system. Gall’s Law: John Gall, American systems theorist and author […]
Brad Mangin posted a great story on Wired.com about how technology for capturing, transmitting, and publishing images has changed in the years he has been covering Spring Training in Scottsdale. I have been around long enough that I have seen all this change first-hand, so Brad’s story is a nice little trip down memory lane.