Friday, December 29, 2006

johnny five needs more input

again, via the economist:

...studies show that people read around ten megabytes (MB) worth of material a day; hear 400MB a day, and see one MB of information every second.

kill me now.

chinese cars

via the economist:

n their efforts to break into Western markets, China’s carmakers have stalled. Making a competitive car is not as easy as they first thought, it seems. A small number of Landwind cars shipped to Europe in 2005 failed to make quite the intended impact. German crash-tests revealed they were the most dangerous vehicles ever tested.

excellent. this is exactly what the germans deserve.

for what it's worth, the rest of the article paints a much more positive picture of both chinese and indian car manufacturers.