Nathaniel Salzman

Chicago area designer, writer, maker and journalist.

America

March 10, 2009

Why don’t more people do this?

I had a short conversation with a colleague today about why I and another colleague both love riding scooters: the economy, the fun or riding, the chic simplicity of it. Her question was “Why don’t more people do this?” America is such an odd place. We pave the way in so many areas, yet when – Read More –

January 8, 2009

Wired misses the point on scooter trends

Frequent commenter RB pointed out this article on Wired.com about “scooter trends” which turned out to have almost nothing to do with scooters at all. What’s more it appears to be a fumbled rehash of this interview for Taiwan Economic News. I expect more from Wired and am annoyed at the consistent misconception Americans and American journalists – Read More –

August 28, 2008

“Let freedom ring.”

Today is the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s immaculate “I have a Dream” speech. Much will surely be said about how momentous it is that on this very day, nearly a half century later, our country has nominated an african american man for president of the United States of America. And what’s more, it’s – Read More –

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