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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