Phone company switching: I just had to pay 175 USD to switch out of Verizon (bastards)… would it not be better to pay 100 to someone to take over my contract? And that could definitely be done if there was a marketplace set up. And so here is an idea: set up a site where people can offer each other an ability to take over their plans where the person taking over the contract actually gets paid for doing so. Say, if the fee is 175, if Joe wants a really cheap phone + service and I don’t want to pay the 175, I could pay him 87.5 to make the switch. We both win. Sadly, so does Verizon.
WTC: what if the new building encased the shape of the old twins? Especially if there was some way to make it semi-transparent so that looking from the outside one would see the shape of the old twins… that would at once be monumental, beautiful, sad, and serve as a reminder for the days to come. Something tells me that just having the prints does not give one an idea of what it was like… of the magnitude of the event… Probably was already suggested by someone – I am curious to see which stage this proposal reached.