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"There was a time when one old eccentric guy with a notebook could do something important to science. Now even the resources of a major university are often not enough."
- Jerry Pournelle

People-Mover  
  A fixed mode of transporting people outside; and, they get to sit down.  

There is just a brief reference in the novel, but I'm interested in solutions to the problem of how to transfer large numbers of people. I kind of like this better than slidewalks, because they offer a place to sit down.

…Stahn is out standing on the street waiting for a slot on the people-mover. A moving sidewalk with chairs…
From Wetware, by Rudy Rucker.
Published by Avon Books in 1988
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I'd like to know, for example, just exactly how does this thing turn a corner? What happens if it rains?

Okay, so the write was more interested in telling the story than in catering to my interests...

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