Monday, August 16, 2010

A Continued Fascination with our Garbage


After a period of years most residents no longer have as a great a fascination with the AVAC trash removal system that is maintained here on Roosevelt Island. But it continues to amuse and interest folks off-island. Today's blog post comes from the Gadget Lab page of WIRED.com.

Interesting slide show. Did not see the photo WIRED refers to of the Swedish technicians in the AVAC tubes. My kids still talk of the AVAC exhibition they held at RIVAA as they loved watching the pneumatic tube representation of the system.

What's more amusing is that news outlets hungry for stories love to pick up this stuff and post it everywhere:






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