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November 10, 2003

Bright lights, big city

I've arrived down here in Greater Boston for a few days.

I made a quick trip into Cambridge this evening. I wanted to visit the Apple Store in Cambridge, and do some other shopping.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not a newcomer to urban life. I lived here in Cambridge for many years in the late 70s and 80s. And I lived for 12 years in Silicon Valley, which has pretty good traffic congestion of its own.

But in spite of these experiences from my distant past, I have now lived in a much less congested area for three years, and it lulls you into a false sense of what's normal.

So one of my first impressions tonite, as I drove into town from the 'burbs, is that there sure are alot of cars. And they're all so close together. And, they tend to swerve and dart out in unpredictable ways. You gotta keep an eye on them, all the time.

The Apple Store is in a mall called CambridgeSide. It's a bright and shiny mall with three levels, lots of interesting stores, and a surprisingly big crowd for a Monday night.

I don't think this mall existed when I lived here in the late 80s. It used to be Lechmere, I think.

Posted by jghiii at November 10, 2003 09:18 PM
Posted by: sherman on November 11, 2003 02:18 AM

Someone needs to tell Jack when he wakes up from his nap that JGH2 got at the laptop and posted an old man's perspective of Harvard Square on the website tonite.

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