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If you were to visit Retropolis for a week or so only to realize that you'd rather not leave again - well, you wouldn't be alone!

One reason why the population of Retropolis has grown so in recent years is that there's just no other place that offers so many opportunities to the new resident. Really - where else would you go?

The Retropolis Transit Authority doesn't just move this population around. As the populace grows the Transit Authority absorbs many of these same new workers. Indeed, the Transit Authority is one of the city's major employers.

And though the Science industry is confined to the Experimental Research District it is nonetheless a key employer, too. This is partly due to the regrettable but rapid turnaround in assistants. But in spite of those drains on the population the Mad Science industry just grows and grows in what's often referred to as an actual explosion of scientific research, or, for short, as "an explosion", or "the big boom".

Membership in the Society of Research Technicians, Henchpersons, and Laboratory Assistants is crucial. The laboratory assistants have been unionized since very early in the days of the district and - no matter what a scientist, professor, or doctor may say to applicants - there is no such thing as a non-union laboratory in Retropolis.

Anyone interested in pursuing a such a career should start at the Society rather than answering the ubiquitous ads in the newspapers, or those handbills so often seen on street corners in the Distric

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armadillozenith says:
January 19th, 2013 at 10:55 am

I wonder.. is it merely a coincidence that the word ‘boom’, if its initial letter is chirally reflected from dextral to sinistral, spells ‘doom’?

Bradley W. Schenck says:
January 19th, 2013 at 1:41 pm

It’s worth remembering that “coincidence” means “happening at the same time”; whether or not it’s meaningful is a separate question entirely. In this case, vote on the side of paranoia.

Mike says:
January 2nd, 2014 at 3:55 pm

“ubiquitous ads in the newspapers, or those handbills so often seen on street corners”

Now why does that sound so ominous?

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