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You need dedicated "starry eyed" early adopters to make the economics work.

But often even that is not enough. Some concepts just don't work economically. In that case, the starry-eyed waste money, often public money, which is really bad if it could have been spent on something else less impressive but still modern and sensible. A modern high-speed train, or a suburban train locomotive with the latest permanent-magnet synchronous motors under its hood, or a track-changing tramway, or a linear motor subway might cause less starry eyes, but they are no less modern and make much more sense.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Wed Sep 27th, 2006 at 05:37:11 AM EST
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