Wednesday, December 10, 2008

8> No eyeballs, No Surrender


So far my blog seems to be lost in the sea of others. I have had only a single comment so far, and I thank that reader for his observation. I have made several renderings, both because I believe in the hanging vehicle concept and because I had hoped that having the images online would bring people to the site, via Google’s image search feature. As far as my belief in an open source PRT design is concerned, it remains undiminished, although I have to admit that my compulsion to re-examine the design fundamentals of PRT may be a bit unusual. This is not the first time I have tried to “re-invent the wheel.” But then again, I am an inventor, and I guess that’s just what guys like me do…So this is what I am going to do next. First, I want to re-examine the definitions and assumptions surrounding PRT, or rather give the reader that chance, for I already have my own opinions. Next, I will re-invent PRT piece by piece. If I am speaking to a vacuum, so be it. I will do it anyway, because sooner of later I will be heard, and I might as well have a body of work on record. Anyway, one thing I was considering was how any reader, even if he/she was a closet engineer, could post design ideas. I tried drawing a design idea on paper, to see how well it could be digitized with a simple digital camera. Here is that effort, from a Sony Cybershot camera. I am not sure if Google compacts the images or not, but they seem to come out pretty well. For anyone who hasn’t tried it, clicking any picture on this blog enlarges it.

2 comments:

Dave.Smith.TO said...

I try to keep an eye on news and blog in the PRT space, but this is the first I have come across yours. You have good blog, but I agree it's hard to find.

I tend to use the search term "PRT transit"; I have a google alert setup with this term. Perhaps you could annotate you blog with terms like "transit", "podcar", etc to make it easier find. You can do this by adding "labels" to your post.

timote said...

Be careful what you wish for, you just may get it. There is a LOT of bad blood in these waters so once you get on the radar you'll get a bunch of trolls...