City And Now… Laptops
Last week I wrote a few Slog posts about the traffic circle at14th & Howell on Capitol Hill. It had become home to a growing number of computer monitors and I was intrigued. Every time I stopped to take a look someone passing by would ask, “Is this supposed to be art or something?â€ť My post upset some folks, who angrily pointed out that a computer monitor contains certain environmental toxins and if they were left there to rot, well, no one would be able to drink from the stream that runs through the traffic circle at 14th & Howell.
Eventually someone hauled off the six monitors—excuse me, someone hauled off the six highly toxic monitors—and the traffic circle at 14th & Howell was once again a pristine wilderness.
Riding by today, I noticed a chair sitting in the traffic circle.
I got a little closer and noticed a laptop sitting on the chair. I flipped open the laptop and noticed a message on the laptop’s screen, spelled out with keys popped off a computer keyboard.
Whoever left this laptop—this toxic laptop—in the traffic cirlce at 14th & Howell didn’t want their to be any confusion about whether it was art or not. The message read…
DAN, THIS IS ART