January 11, 2004
>When Silicon Valley wants to look good, it measures itself against
>Detroit. The comparison goes like this: If automotive technology had
>kept pace with computer technology over the past few decades, you
>would now be driving a V-32 instead of a V-8, and it would have a top
>speed of 10,000 miles per hour. Or you could have an economy car that
>weighs 30 pounds and gets a thousand miles to a gallon of gas. In
>either case the sticker price of a new car would be less than $50.
>In response to all this goading, Detroit grumbles:
>Yes, but would you really want to drive a car that crashes twice a day?