Sunday, February 12, 2012

WSJ: A Car That Tweets

"Don't Look Now: A Car That Tweets" (Wall Street Journal, 2/10/2012).

I like progress as much as the next person, but I must confessed to a mixed reaction to cars that allow you to do hands-free Twitter and Facebook at 65 mph. From the article:
Customers say they love the electronics. "I like the way it looks," said Jamie Kaye Walters, 38, a television production company executive who recently bought a 2012 Ford with the Sync system. "It's a little bit distracting, but it kind of allows me to do work while I am driving without having to look down at my phone. I can do the whole thing with voice activation."
Um, if doing your work is "distracting", maybe you shouldn't be doing it while driving...