Every once in a while we post before and after pictures of some houses in town that have been torn down to give way for bigger digs with all the modern conveniences. When it comes to real estate, Wellesley’s got it’s own way of doing things, right down to setting in reverse Newton’s third law of motion — what goes down around here, must come up. Here are six examples for you to ponder. I could go on (I’ve got a couple dozen more tucked away in a file), but this will do for now.
Robert Soderholm says
Suggesting that Apple’s position regarding this privacy issue is a “marketing” strategy is just a regurgitation of the negative spin attempted by the Justice Department to divert attention from the enormous Constitutional issue involved. For the Justice Department or FBI to suggest this hyper sensitive information will be guaranteed secure is highly doubtful, as illustrated by the countless success hacks of government and corporate databases, as well as the monumental security breach evidenced by the Edward Snowden case. Moreover. we are losing our democracy if we allow Big Brother to have access to every communications tool in our everyday lives. The FBI, NSA, CIA and other intelligence gathering agencies have countless other methods for gathering data; to suggest the Apple technology involved constitutes some type of national security risk is contrived, at best. Encryption technology is everywhere, and growing, and the bad guys will simply find another mechanism as necessary. But the Justice Department is attempting to manipulate people’s fears.
Westport, CT has a board that must review teardowns, if the house beingrazed is more than 50 years old. Possibly Wellesley could start a similar board, to prevent historically significant homes from being torn down?