It was delightful watching the google car, thoughts immediately turned to... a google bus!
A bus where engines are switched off when it's stationary at the terminus, but then it wouldn't need to terminate as it could run all the time until it needs servicing; where it then automatically makes its way to the garage for a service - no having to take a tea break nor toilet break - and with decent manufacturing behind it, able to practically run 23/7 without pay or holidays... wonder when we'll see the first one. Could this be the start of happy days, who needs to be told?
But wait a moment as I pop on my noise-cancelling headphones with internal bass boost which cut down all the noisy street noise to the level of squeaking mice. With this on, the only time I know a noise-machine is going past is a slight increase in the vibrations tickling my feet - at least I know there's still some circulation occurring in those stubby trunks, and if i do hear it, then the blighters will obviously be deaf in a few months time - hurrah!
I remember commenting somewhere that this little triangle has more akin to the wild west. But over the past months that's changed. It is actually the wild west enmeshed in an episode of the twilight zone, where a strange number of people really are, very, very strange.