Monthly Archives: May 2014

Why do people buy stuff!

We have been led to believe that “Madison Avenue” creates markets and force or entice consumers to buy stuff.  MacDonalds, Coca Cola, Proctor and Gamble, Nike, Ford, Delta Air Lines, Apple,  and thousands more all spend billions to get the … Continue reading

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700

That’s the number of followers I have on twitter. Its not a huge number since I’ll bet my granddaughter has more. But for a vertical industry like ours its not bad, particularly since I don’t ‘tweet’ all that much.  Yes, … Continue reading

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How We Kill Capitalism

Here’s a new one, Citi Bike, a bike-sharing program in New York City, is being required to reimburse New York for revenue lost since 2013. According to the Wall Street Journal: Such parking reimbursement requirements aren’t common, according to Paul … Continue reading

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When technology turns against us

My grandmother lived to be 99 years old. She was born in a tent in the middle of nowhere and lived to see the inventions of the car, electricity, the phone, the computer and so many other technological advances. I … Continue reading

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Demand and scarcity in parking

It’s a pretty basic rule of economics: if there is a high demand for your service, you can charge more for that service. A related, but, not exactly converse theory, is: if demand is low, reduce inventory to create scarcity. … Continue reading

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We have a new arrival

Parking Today, Parking Technology Today, and the Parking Industry Exhibition are proud to announce a new arrival, ParkNews. To View Parknews, click here Its a web site devoted to the news of the parking industry. Its an aggregator and editor … Continue reading

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The Watergate in DC

Isiah blogs about the Watergate Buildings in DC, and their relationship to our political history. He notes that the reporters from the Washington Post who brought down the Nixon administration met with their source, Deep Throat, in a garage, but … Continue reading

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Parkmobile USA, Launches Mobile Payment Solutions in Miami Beach, Florida

  Miami Beach, FL-May 12, 2014– Parkmobile USA, Inc. and Miami Beach Parking announced today a program that will allow customers to use their mobile phones to pay for parking at all of the over 8,300+ metered spaces throughout Miami … Continue reading

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Fortune cookie says: Cars are getting smarter

I like to stay apprised of current events and I recently read about the threat of impending worldwide devastation due to melting ice in Antarctica. Scientists say the damage global warming has done to the icecaps is now irreversible. They’ve … Continue reading

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LPR Folly? NOT!!!

I got this release from a reader who normally has good input. This time I think we need to give the LPR industry a bit of a benefit of the doubt. The deal is that a woman was pulled over … Continue reading

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