Tag Archive for 'London'

Underground Man” update

Thanks to Mint, I noticed that a few vis­i­tors were referred here look­ing for the text of a New Yorker arti­cle writ­ted in Feb­ru­ary 2004 titled, Under­ground Man: Can the for­mer C.I.A. agent who saved New York’s sub­way get the Tube back on track?. I had scanned the text a while back, but my direc­tory secu­rity set­tings on my server were tight­ened, and the scans were no longer available.

So, if you’re look­ing for the arti­cle, it’s is now prop­erly linked in the orginal post.

I still wish I had a way of extract­ing the text via OCR…

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: