Tuesday, April 07, 2009


This is an $800 computer made by Chrysler.

It doesn't come with a monitor, can't run a modern operating system, can't be configured, upgraded or even rebooted by its owner, but it can control the windshield wipers, headlights, turn signals and speedometer of a minivan--except when something goes wrong and the windshield wipers run all the time, for no good reason, and you have to take it to an authorized dealer for replacement.

You could get this computer (chosen at random) at Buy.com for $723.99.

Sony VAIOThis one can be customized by a 4 year old. With it pretty much anybody can edit photos and home movies, play video games, handle a spreadsheet, compose and format a letter to your congressional representative, compute the square root of 1,518.452 or the apogee of Friendship 7, and really too many other things to mention here.

Is it any wonder the auto industry is having trouble?

1 comment:

Lili said...

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