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If cars were like computers

Kaid Benfield

Posted April 17, 2008 at 5:22PM



"If the automobile had followed the same development cycle as the computer, a Rolls-Royce would today cost $100, get a million miles per gallon, and explode once a year, killing everyone inside."  

- Robert X. Cringely


(Passed along to me by a computer-geek friend.  According to Wikipedia, "Robert X. Cringely is the pen name of both technology journalist Mark Stephens and a string of writers for a column in InfoWorld, the one-time weekly computer trade newspaper published by IDG, which is now entirely electronic.")