Posted 10 years ago on May 18, 2013, 8:05 a.m. EST by factsrfun
from Phoenix, AZ
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I don’t have much follow-up on that just thought the headline was worthwhile. I was reading about how Tesla is worth more than Fiat and if it passes GM by 2022 the CEO gets a big bonus. I remembered when US Robotics was king of the internet, their modems were the best around hands down and their stock was soaring. Then it occurred to me that internal combustion engines are a lot like modems, with the modem it mattered about all kinds of specs, people knew them like CPU speed and memory today people see the computer as an appliance and few care about specs as long as the job gets done. With the internal combustion engine there are all sorts of specs and parts to be proud of, but as Americans move away from believing that their objects define their worth the car will provide less ego and instead just provide go. When this occurs, as it is now, the quite electric car that doesn't require dialing in or dial-up will become the norm, sure as with modems the sticks will be the last to adopt but it will happen.