Friday, August 01, 2014

Interesting: one little word

So I'm reading "The Problem of the Boston Common" in More Things Impossible by Edward D Hoch and come across this bit of dialog:
"We've got three quarters of a million people in Boston, Sam, and we need more good young doctors like yourself."
"Why?" I asked with a smile. "Is Boston the hub of the universe?"
"It could be. How many cities do you know that have daily steamship service to New York?"
Hmmm. It seems to me that proves New York the more important city. It's a daily steamship service from New York that would elevate Boston.

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At 8:46 PM, August 01, 2014 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

Reminds me of those parody maps where a particular place (e.g., Manhattan) is depicted as the center of the world, with the rest of the Earth visually minimized. Of course, the Azores ARE slap-dab in the middle of the North Atlantic (the west coast of Flores, ahem, being just about equidistant between Lisbon and Newfoundland) ;-)


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