Monthly Archives: August 2014

Fine with fines

I don’t know what’s crazier: municipalities forcing people to pay for messed up parking tickets, or people spending huge amounts of time and energy to fight a messed up parking ticket, most especially when the ticket was only for $65. … Continue reading

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Machines don’t run without people

There was a time when people speculated that machines would eventually rule the world, but I think it’s been pretty well established that machines need people. We might all become slaves to our automated infrastructure, but we will still rule … Continue reading

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Dennis Quinn

We have received word that Dennis Quinn, longtime parking fixture in the Chicago area, passed away on August 16 after a long illness.  He was a senior member of the management team at System Parking, and became a VP at … Continue reading

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Back-in Parking too Tough for Some

In Paw Paw, Mich. residents are not completely sure the city’s new “back-on” policy is so simple. Fox News reports Paw Paw’s downtown is plagued with speed issues, congestion issues, and pedestrian and cyclist safety issues. They are trying to … Continue reading

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JerkTech — What’s that all about?

Tech Crunch coined a new term, JerkTech. according to them: “All of these apps are essentially tools for scalping a public good or open resource. They don’t deserve to take something that’s supposed to be free and first come, first … Continue reading

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Hot doggie

People love their pets like children. They buy them personalized collars, beds and blankets; they buy them strollers and sweaters; they take them everywhere they go and pick up their poop; some even purchase special doggie seat belts so Fido … Continue reading

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Central’s Jim Bond, Dead at 72

I have known Jim Bond for over 30 years. I can’t say we were close, but Jim was always friendly. He worked at many levels at Central, but except for the first decade of his 41 years there, he was … Continue reading

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When is a Monkey not a Monkey

Our Cover this month show a “monkey” parking a car. OK, photoshop is wonderful, it’s our fauna challenged art department and editorial staff that can’t tell the difference between a monkey and a chimpanzee. Apologies to Hominidae, or the “Great … Continue reading

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