What Does It Take To Stop A Londoner Getting To Work?

Snow? Wild animal stampede? Tube strike? 

Not even the latter can stop some of us, even if we need to leave our houses at 9pm the night before to hit the office on time. 

So, should we take a leaf out of Paris’ novella and use driverless trains?

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Lessons in Open Metadata

the tube by realSMILEY

The recipe? A large public(ish) organisation (TfL) opens its data kimono to developers. Six days later, a group of geeks gather for a hack-day and a thing of beauty is born, the live tube map.

Have a look. It's rather addictive, like watching the download bar on a browser slowly creep across the screen (just me?). Congratulations to Matthew Somerville (@dracos) for hacking this together so quickly.

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