Re: Funny quote

Subject: Re: Funny quote
From: kendal stitzel <kensti -at- KENSTI -dot- AUTO-TROL -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 1994 10:25:37 MST

Humor abuse follows:

Patrick Pruisken <papr -at- wmt -dot- nl> wrote:

> Hi there,

> Recently I came across the following quote by J.C. Nader, which
> reminded me of the recent discussion on intuitive software on
> this list:

> "It has been said that if cars had developed at the same
> pace that computers have, today a Ferrari would cost
> $ 5.50, drive five million kilometers on one liter of
> petrol, and park comfortably on the head of a pin...

> ...And, it was also said that a 500 page instruction
> manual would be required to explain to its owner how to
> open the door."

...Of course it would be difficult to open the door of ANYTHING that fit
comfortably on the head of a pin. Which brings up the related question of
how many technical manuals can fit on the head of a pin. And are they paper
or on-line?


Ken Stitzel
kensti -at- auto-trol -dot- com

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