Sunday, November 16, 2008

Exactly the Wrong Moment to Abandon the Big Three

Luckily, IMHO anyway, the Big Three catching up to the 21st century should be -- relatively -- easy. Abandoning gasoline driven wheels and the accompanying multi-speed transmission for an almost overly simple electric motor, a simple one speed gasoline generator, and no transmission at all is such a jump in the simplifying direction that new auto start-ups abound. Almost makes you wonder if someday boutique auto manufacturers will be able to challenge the auto giants the way PCs challenged mainframes.

Point being this is not the time to quit; not when the "perfect" technology is just over the next hill -- and -- it's almost foolproof!

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