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Subject:Re: Funny Quote From:"Elliott C. Evans" <evans -at- ANSOFT -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 13 Jan 1994 09:11:57 EST
> From: Patrick Pruisken <papr -at- WMT -dot- NL>
> 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."
Also, it would explode every seven months, killing all of the passengers.
| Elliott C. "Eeyore" Evans |
| Technical Writer, Ansoft Corporation |
| evans -at- ansoft -dot- com Pittsburgh, PA |