Jay Manifold thinks small is

Jay Manifold thinks small is beautiful. Or at least, short is.

The topic du jour is about rebuilding the WTC, which from a safe distance of 1200 miles, I … still oppose. The density of central cities is an artifact of an earlier time, where the value of information combined with limited bandwidth and personal transportation to require close physical proximity … I have seen the future, and it’s about 50 feet high.

Well, sure, out there in the cornfields of Kansas City it’s easy to say that. But I would point out that Manhattan is an island. There ain’t no more space to build any direction but up there… and hasn’t been for some time. And so for some patches of civilization, I think you’re going to have those big buildings… not necessarily out of architectural hubris, but out of simple geometry…