U-Stor-It

A storage unit converted for use as an apartment. (Read the full article)

"In Ursula LeGuin's Lathe of Heaven, George Orr's lawyer Heather LeLache has her office in a converted parking ramp."
( 5/5/2004 1:55:42 PM )
"Thanks! I need to get around to reading Lathe of Heaven; I know it's a highly-regarded story."
(Bill Christensen 5/5/2004 2:21:30 PM )
"This would be a nice idea for the homeless in all cities and now New Oleans. pljames@brmemc.net"
(pljames 9/6/2005 2:14:22 PM )
"how's this sound: buy conventional tents and then apply a foam coating to the fabric for rigidity and insulation. Wal-Mart sold me a nice big dome tent for a hundred bucks a couple years back. Set the thing up, apply a couple inches of spray-on rigid foam, cut out openings for doors and windows. Cluster them around shower and bathroom facilities in school yards or sports arenas. String up reflective plastic sheeting for shade. Bonus points: use shaded levels of parking garages. Or wooded areas of public parks."
(Steve Poling 9/11/2005 11:13:14 AM )
""No, it hasn't come to this - yet" (!?????????????????????!) My family in New Mexico has been living in something similar (3 containers, only 1 level) since 1996! The centeral, sheltered yard is used to scratch out what little food we can produce. In the wake of "the outsorcing of America", the rest of you had better start getting used to it!"
( 9/14/2005 12:10:40 PM )
"And - Yes - We are all computer literate, morally straight, hard working, legal Americans. Any one of us would have been a valuable contributor to this scoiety - IF this scoiety had not "sold us down river" by financially restructuring it's self to mostly benefit the lazy, the false value addicted, and the spiritually frail!"
( 9/14/2005 12:35:03 PM )
"people are geeks if they read this "
( 12/5/2005 11:04:14 AM )
"There's a shopping mall / office building in Harvard Square called The Garage which is a converted parking garage, complete with spiraling ramp up the middle."
( 3/7/2006 9:08:57 AM )
"the tent with foam insulation thing is a good idea if tents would not break down in the face of UV. Oh and the camping in parking garage thing is talked about in Niven's Pak protector"
( 4/25/2006 8:30:16 PM )

More info on U-Stor-It

Leave a comment:

Tediously, spammers have returned. So, send me your comments to bill at the site name (be sure to mention the page) and I'll post them. Thanks!

 

 

 

Current News Articles

CyberOne Robot By Xiaomi vs. Optimus Robot By Tesla
'I shall introduce myself... I am a robot.'

Giving Snakes Their Legs Back
Then some unknown race had chanced upon the dreamers and decided to 'help them out.'

'Ring Nation' Show Predicted By William Gibson In 1999
'... you had your trademark Lucky Dragon Global Interactive Video Column outside.'

SolarXOne Solar-Powered Drone Flies (almost) Forever
'It's an Indian Air Force drone; its solar cells could power an entire farm.'

Video! Chess Robot Breaks Opponent's Finger In Match
'A robot may not injure a human being.'

Virtual Co-Embodyment - Two People Control One Virtual Body
'... we were supposed to be forming five unit composites first."

The Wanderer: Eyebot From Fallout, Eye From Zelazny
'We send our eyes on their appointed rounds, and they can hover or soar or back up...'

Experts Decry Planet-Scale Schemes To Limit Global Heating
'Light from the sun hit those little spheres and bounced.'

OrganEx Revives The Organs In Dead Pig
'Wakened into half-life activity one hour a month...'

NAVER Labs Haptic Device 2.0 Robot vs. IKEA
'... the two pairs of waldoes in the screen followed in exact, simultaneous parallelism.'

Spaceships Should Last So Long
'THE SPACE VESSEL was traveling swiftly… For over five thousand years they had Voyaged on and on.’

Shine On, Portable Wind Turbine
'Sometimes a man has a windmill on his roof...'

Home | Glossary | Invention Timeline | Category | New | Contact Us | FAQ | Advertise |
Technovelgy.com - where science meets fiction™

Copyright© Technovelgy LLC; all rights reserved.