August 17th, 2008
un — Mixed feelings on GM’s Volt project. Want their electric car to succeed so the people living in Detroit can have jobs other than working the dogfights. But don’t want the GM execs to succeed because they don’t deserve it — certainly not on the back of the electric car industry.
deux — One-point-five times ten to the ninth power to keep in mind about China’s phenomenal performances in the Olympics — they’ve got 1.5 billion people to pick from.
trois — Highway safety has not been enhanced by California’s requirement that hands free listening devices must be used if phoning while driving. Holding a phone up to your ear isn’t the problem — dialing out is. Poking at those little buttons in your lap seriously degrades your driving chops. Maybe we can get to work on a law that says no phoning, period.