Tuesday, May 13, 2003

Thailand's Minister of Finance Suchart Jaovisidha was trapped inside his BMW after the car's computer system crashed, locking all the doors and windows as well as shutting off the air conditioning system. After rescuers smashed the windows and freed him and his driver, the Minister told reporters, "'We could hardly breathe for over 10 minutes... It was a harrowing experience." Update: Bryce Wilcox wonders if this Microsoft Windows CE-based system was the one that crashed. (The original article doesn't say one way or another.)