December 23rd, 2007

vivacious v

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I returned today to a website I haven't visited in years...Forgotten New York, and I've been browsing through photos of the original subway station in NYC, and I can't help but wonder something...when did we become content with trading off charm and decor and individuality for utilitarianism and function? I understand the desire to make things like public transportation signage unified, to cut down on confusion, but at what point do we reach the end of simplifying and start in on outright "dumbing down?"

Grumble grumble Back to Russia!
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