New York has Haiku. \\ Traffic signs avert danger. \\ Do they work? Find Out.

8 million swimming. The traffic rolling like waves. Watch for undertow.
8 million swimming.
The traffic rolling like waves.
Watch for undertow.

The Week: New York City’s ‘adorable’ haiku traffic signs: “By rewriting traditional street-sign warnings in haiku form, New York City is using poetry to urge motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians to think about safety. City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan unveiled the new Curbside Haiku campaign on Tuesday, saying the city is “putting poetry into motion with public art to make New York City’s streets even safer.””


Linklist: November 30, 2011

Map: Hybrid And Electric Sales Across The Country: “Hybrids and electrics account for less than 3 percent of all cars sold in the U.S. this year, but that ratio is higher in some areas. The San Francisco Bay Area leads the nation with 8.4 percent of all cars sold and the rest of the top 10 markets are also on the West Coast.”

Pioneer Press: American Airlines pins hopes on recovery in bankruptcy: “After resisting for a decade, the parent company of American Airlines announced Tuesday that it would follow a strategy that the rest of the industry chose long ago: filing for bankruptcy protection so it can shed debt, cut labor costs and find a way back to profitability.”

Freakonomics Blog: Daniel Kahneman Answers Your Questions: “Two weeks ago, we solicited your questions for Princeton psychology professor and Nobel laureate  Daniel Kahneman, whose new book is called Thinking, Fast and Slow. You responded by asking 45 questions. Kahneman has answered 22 of them in one of the more in-depth and wide-ranging Q&A’s we’ve run recently.” [The books is well worth reading]