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    Car dealership systems

    Not really car electronics, but still an interesting read how some software companies will go to extreme lengths to avoid re-writing their code.

    http://thedailywtf.com/forums/thread/97990.aspx

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    Re: Car dealership systems

    Quote Originally Posted by chiph
    Not really car electronics, but still an interesting read how some software companies will go to extreme lengths to avoid re-writing their code.

    http://thedailywtf.com/forums/thread/97990.aspx

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    Re: Car dealership systems

    "Neo Luddite" is a contradiction in terms!

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    Re: Car dealership systems

    Point taken!

    How about "moderate technophobe"?

    I appreciate computers and the Internet, for example - but loathe the over-use of cell phones and the gratuitous complexity of things that should be basic, such as a TV remote control or AC system on a luxury car.

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    Re: Car dealership systems

    Agreed. The iDrive controller is the worst thing to happen to automobiles in 20 years. If for no other reason than Mercedes and Audi (for some reason) felt compelled to follow BMWs lead.

    Chip H.

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    Re: Car dealership systems

    I appreciate computers and the Internet, for example - but loathe the over-use of cell phones and the gratuitous complexity of things that should be basic, such as a TV remote control or AC system on a luxury car.

    I just wish that they would realize that the digital garbage doesn't belong everywhere. Many things are better left analog.

    And I agree they are putting way too many useless features in cellphones and other stuff which often makes the most needed functions a lot more complicated than necessary.

    -Don-



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