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dirt: Open the Damn Source!

Dec 15, 2005, 04:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Hank Green)

"Railroader magazine has a circulation of 176,000. There are at least 176,000 model-train enthusiasts, each with their own electrical trains humming in their basements, living rooms and converted guest houses. That is the power of hobby. We have free time, and we crave meaningful activities to get rid of it.

"I'm not saying that building model trains is meaningful; in fact, I think it's ridiculous and useless. But what I think is even more amazing is that none of them work together..."

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