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Wade T.Smith wrote:
> Hi Chris Taylor -
>>I'm not having that - philosophy produces the idea that cars might 'be';
>>science builds one weighing thirty tonnes; then engineers make something
>>people can use.
> Why have that?
> Marketeers and the engineers make the monstrosities. Just try to actually
> see something these days from your hole between the SUV's on the highway.
> I'd like to think science would have us all on bicycles....
I loved the Simpsons where Homer designed the 'average guy's' car.
Marvellous. I rented an SUV while in the US recently (apparently cars
were a bit of a niche thing). Horrible - not only was the engine too
small to get it up a hill (even at < 10 mpg), it handled like a wheeled
bouncy castle. Yeeha. I do admire those evil marketeers - like
memeticists that succumbed to the power of the dark side. They get to
have all the unethical fun...
Chris Taylor (email@example.com)
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