The toyota land cruiser is to all cars as X is to set of x. And things about Panama

Friday, April 14, 2006

Go Box trains

Japan to Test Fuel Cell-Powered Train

Here is an article about new Hybrid and Fuel cell trains.

It'd be great to have them on this side of the Pacific, too. Check out this quotation from the article, JR East sounds like a go box minded company:

"JR East, as the Tokyo-based company is also known, estimates the NE Train will consume about 20 percent less energy than traditional trains. The company has cut overall energy consumption by 13 percent since 1990, despite rising traffic volumes."

Friday, April 07, 2006

Go Box Americar

Here is an example of the third variable, creativity or self expression, being fully realized . The Toyota corolla itself is quite efficient, but the personalized paint job gives it a patriotic character, especially here in the nation's capitol.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Go Box Robotics

This in from our man on the street Dave E., an article on Robots from the New York times:
In a Wired South Korea, Robots Will Feel Right at Home

At first the relevance of Go Box theory in this article was not apparent, until I read this:

"Reeling from the Asian financial crisis of 1997, South Korea decided that becoming a high-tech nation was the only way to secure its future.

The government deregulated the telecommunications and Internet service industries and made investments as companies laid out cables in cities and into the countryside. The government offered information technology courses to homemakers, subsidized computers for low-income families and made the country the first in the world to have high-speed Internet in every primary, junior and high school."

As the Go Box equation is efficiently + Effectiveness + Creativeness = Go Box quotion, the South Korean government saw they had to 'go box' their economy up to make it more effective, that is to say make it more efficient and educate and empower their people in order to increase creativity. Rock on, South Korea.

Note: As demonstrated above, go box is not merely a noun, but can also be used as a verb. In verb form, to ' go box' is to make something more like a go box, ie to bring it somehow in line with the spirit of a 1980s 4 cylinder pickup truck, or to increase its efficientcy while simultaneously increasing its productiveness.