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Measurement.Blues
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Re: Good regrowth
Measurement.Blues   3/19/2014 12:02:32 PM
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We on the other side of the Charles have a saying "if you can't get there on the [MBTA] Green Line, it's not worth going to." But then, East Cambrdge is accessible, but note the Kendall Square tech area.

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Re: Good regrowth
Measurement.Blues   3/19/2014 9:33:33 AM
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A friend worked at Sonos in East Cambridge for a while, walking across the (sometimes frozen) Charles River twice a day.

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Related story on a WMU student
Measurement.Blues   3/19/2014 9:28:10 AM
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From Teaching Physics to Studying EE, an interview with Matt Tuley.

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Re: Good regrowth
kfield   3/19/2014 9:09:24 AM
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Conveniently I'm right smack in the middle of it!

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Re: Good regrowth
rick merritt   3/18/2014 10:44:58 PM
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@KField: Time to hire a reporter in East Cambridge then methinks!

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Re: One more Bronco
rick merritt   3/18/2014 10:43:32 PM
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@Susan: I think we need to tell that Bay Area story of the digital divide that's developing!

And yeah, I survived a nasty blzzard and several days of single-digit weather in my two weeks in Kzoo in March! Not for the feint of heart.

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Re: Also a Kalamazoo native.
rick merritt   3/18/2014 10:41:26 PM
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@burkethos: Thanks for sharing your views.

Anyone around who can still tell the story of PRAB robots? I had never heard of them myself.

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Re: Also a Kalamazoo native.
rick merritt   3/18/2014 10:38:34 PM
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@C.VanDorne: I poked my head into the old Gibson plant a couple years ago (I am a fingerpicking folkie).

It's mainly an empty shell with the Hertiage shop occupying a small part of it. I'm not enpugh of an afficianado of guitars (though I love my Taylor) to compare Heritage and Gibson except to say it looks like there's not as much energy around the old place as there once was.

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Re: Also a Kalamazoo native.
burkethos   3/18/2014 2:21:34 PM
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As far as I know Heritage is still in business at the old Parsons Street factory that Gibson used to run.  I don't know if they use the entire facility or just part of it since they are a small operation.  I know they used to build acoustics and electrics but at some point I think they dropped the acoustics.  They don't adverstise much, preferring word-of-mouth. While I have an old Kalamazoo Gibson Les Paul Signature semi-hollow body, I don't have any exposure to Heritage.  I've read they are pretty good though.

 

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Re: One more Bronco
Susan Rambo   3/17/2014 7:06:09 PM
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In San Francisco Bay Area,  tech sector is being blamed for pricing most non-tech workers and lower income people out of the housing -- and even the apartment rental -- market. Kalamazoo sounds enticing just for that reason...cheaper real estate. But again, there is that polar vortex issue and hot summers, etc.

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