Friday, November 25, 2022

Quote of the Day (Joe Queenan, on a Natural Offshoot of Self-Driving Vehicles)

Self-driving smartphones. People are constantly complaining about the growing size and bulkiness of smartphones—and about misplacing them. Self-driving will eliminate those problems for good. With autonomous cellular vehicular technology, there’s no reason that a smartphone can’t be the size of a suitcase. Great for the near-sighted and way more fun when watching YouTube videos of amusing cats. And you couldn’t lose it, because it would always be hot on your heels.”—Columnist Joe Queenan, “Moving Targets: We’ve Only Just Begun With Self-Driving Stuff,” The Wall Street Journal, Jan. 27-28, 2018

Elon Musk might have an easier time inventing and marketing this from scratch than he's now with fixing Twitter—including his self-inflicted damage since taking over.

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