"best places" was Re: "smart guns" from Australia

From: Mike Linksvayer (ml@justintime.com)
Date: Wed Apr 12 2000 - 21:49:47 MDT

Technotranscendence wrote:
> > Has anybody produced such a map already? If not, why not?
> >
> > It seems there would exist a large market for such detailed maps.
> I'm not sure, though what does happen frequently in the US is there's
> mention in the major Media outlets of the safest cities and the most
> dangerous ones. Also, there's a mention of the best places to live in the
> US as measured along several parameters, including crime rates. (But also
> including cost of living, taxes, etc.)

Of course most "best places" rankings are crude devices designed to
garner attention/sell magazines/sell advertising.
http://www.bestplaces.net/ provides a crude tool (though better than some
others I've seen) to choose a best-place-by-your-criteria and interesting
if sometimes questionable data.


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