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Old 01-09-2013, 12:22 PM
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first of all in #152 I was A. Not specifically referring to NYC B. Was referring the decades PRIOR to the commercialization of the automobile, not to the 1920s C. speaking of the fastest growing, not the "major form"
A. I specifically used NYC as an example partly because I'm familiar with it and also because it was mentioned as having a big horse manure problem earlier.

B. This thread has been getting confusing because people switch between 1920s and the decades prior.

C. Don't think anyone said "major form". Seems like it was a major form in North America in the early 20th century, it was for a very short time. Was a major form in parts of Europe at that time period, but car ownership in Europe was rare.

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had the automobile not been invented, its likely that the horse manure problem in the largest cities could have been addressed with street car electrification, bicycles, etc.

I will note that superfreakonimics has often been in error on a range of topics.
Agree with both. Superfreakonics has a number errors, but I don't feel like bringing them up.
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:35 PM
 
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A. I specifically used NYC as an example partly because I'm familiar with it and also because it was mentioned as having a big horse manure problem earlier.

B. This thread has been getting confusing because people switch between 1920s and the decades prior.

C. Don't think anyone said "major form". Seems like it was a major form in North America in the early 20th century, it was for a very short time. Was a major form in parts of Europe at that time period, but car ownership in Europe was rare.


katiana mentioned "major form". She also seems to be jumping back and forth among eras.
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