Friday, August 31, 2007

The iCar Idea REALLY Sucks!

As a confirmed Luddite, this writer feels that the following post from the MacRumor forums (thanks to Macintel4me) is good enough reason to believe that the iCar will suck:

  • Sync contact phone numbers and make calls with steering wheel buttons (Sure, more distracted idiots out there, spilling their and others' blood on the road just because they want to mumble "Whassup?" to another idiot friend).

  • Sync contact addresses for the Navigation system (Yeah, so the same idiots can find their way home after an all-night kegger party).

  • iPod controls of the iPod via the steering wheel buttons (More distractions and yet another boom box on wheels, annoying entire neighborhoods. Are you ready for double hearing aids by the time you hit 35????).

  • View SMS messages, emails, web-browsing when the car is stopped. (Woo, Hoo! You all can't even unplug long enough to get from A-Z. If Apple and Volkwagen place governors on their cute iCars, then this writer will be impressed).

  • Use google's maps and traffic for the naviagation system (See kegger comment).

  • Integrate the car's GPS system with the iPod's/iPhone's google maps (That's because you spent your college years at frat parties, instead of studying for those Geography classes. You couldn't find London on a map if it rose up and slapped you in the face).

  • Sync with iTunes wirelessly while the car is parked in the garage (Where are your parental units? Perhaps they are deaf as well).
Just some food for thought, folks.

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