“It’s true that there’s a lot of Flash content out there. But Flash … is in no way part of the true language of the Internet. It’s Scottish-accented English. Sometimes it makes the language more colorful and entertaining, and sometimes it just renders it into unintelligible mush.”—Andy Ihnatko (via jeremyturner)
“Weeks ago, when the Turbo arrived, I began to enjoy it. I thought it might be the first arse-engined Hitler-mobile that I might consider buying. But then, after a mile, the snow came, and despite the four-wheel-drive system, that was that.”—– Clarkson on the 911 Turbo. Please don’t read it. Seriously. It’s a waste.
Aside from what the hackers are going to do to this thing within weeks of its release, the first thing that popped into my head at its reveal was the musical possibilities. With that much more screen real estate over the iPhone/iPod Touch, there’s a lot of potential to be had.
“I would suggest that most iPad purchasers will be people who identify with the Apple brand and its cultural associations. If iPads were invisible, or if they looked exactly like Dell laptops, they would collect dust on the brightly lit Apple Store shelves. Instead, they will fly off those shelves and into the hands of people who want to be seen with the “right” product. Regardless of price. Regardless of function. Regardless of utility. Image is the key. And that is why the Toyota Prius is a successful luxury product. It’s also why the Honda Insight has cratered in the market, and it’s why the Prius spinoff, the hopelessly dumpy HS250h, is utterly doomed.”—Baruth manages to go from iPad to Prius in less than 500 words. Read on…
“The Gallardo is a child’s vision of speed — aggressive, wedgy, hard, but a victim of its own testosterone-addled ridiculousness. It wants to be drawn with a blue ballpoint on a school notebook. The R8, with either V-8 or V-10 under the rear hatch, brims with futurism, a chamfered, beveled cutting tool of high-speed atmosphere, heroically wide and supercar low.”—Dan Neil on the R8 V10. [via]