Sunday, February 15, 2015
Propositions on Public Space
The decreasing presence of pay phones is explained in relation to the increasing consumption of relatively inexpensive mobile phone packages. A similar thing began to happen to pornographic movie theatres in the early-1980s, after the introduction of the VCR.
The decreasing presence of public benches is a question that does not get asked enough -- at least not enough to have an answer handy. Nowadays, if you want to sit down in downtown Vancouver, you have to buy something.