Carl Honore: In praise of slowness
Other media give their staff time off at Christmas. That’s why you see so many year in review, top ten this and best moments that pieces. They are written in advance. That gives the writers time to do something else. There is a moment in this talk when the value of slowness in urbanity gets mentioned. But he is delivering his talk against the clock and it whizzes by. One of the best lessons I have learned in recent years is the value of doing less but doing it better. Transportation experts are obsessed with speed. But urbanists have learned the value of slow. The best thing to put in a street is a chair with a table. Better is lots of them. Take time to enjoy the holidays.