Underground Man

After reading Dunstan’s humorous post on British rail, and the silly responses he received from Americans and Germans, I was reminded of an excellent article by William Finnegan in the New Yorker last week, Underground Man: Can the former C.I.A. agent who saved New York’s subway get the Tube back on track?

After scouring the New Yorker web site and Google without luck, I decided it was worth scanning and posting the article. Sorry they’re jpgs… I probably won’t leave it up very long (file size/bandwidth), unless someone can suggest a way to extract the text of the article.

I’m your public library.

UPDATE 9/12/2005: I changed my directory security a while back, so these articles have not been linked. Here ya go:

4 Responses to “Underground Man”


  • OCR should do the trick.

  • Thanks, Sverrir. If you have a good OCR capability, would you please get the article as a text file and post it here. I saw the article in my dentist’s office, and I agree that it’s really good. Thanks

  • Yea, I don’t have OCR… quite expensive stuff.

    Seems like when you buy an all-in-one HP printer and scanner, it should come with OCR software… but it doesn’t.

  • I’m sorry to say that I don’t have it as I sold my scanner last year with the CD, no backups left of the software ;)

    But that was an inexpensive scanner I bought back in the year Y2K so I figured that some OCR capabilities came with every scanner nowdays.
    Guess I was wrong :(

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