Pie in the sky

Friday. This week’s a wrap.

Tourists are returning to New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New Orleans. What about Boston? Uber and Lyft rides are getting harder to find in the city. That could be a good thing.

Kim Janey was asked about eliminating fares on the T. She’s in favor. But it’s going to cost money, she admitted to listeners on GBH radio. She would look for federal money to subsidize free bus service in the short-term. There is an argument to be made that public transit should be a free-to-use public amenity but I don’t think we’re anywhere close to having a sustainable financial model to support that idea.

The last 14 months wasn’t an aberration. According to intelligence analysts it was a trailer for the future.

Comedy writer Anne Beatts has died. I was a fan of her work since the early days when she wrote at the National Lampoon.

And Neuralink, Elon Musk’s mind chip company, put an implant into a monkey’s brain that allowed it to play video games by thought. So this is how it begins.