I’m sitting here writing this as my Mac works on massive 5GB download to bring it up to the latest, fancy operating system that I don’t even have to pay for, unlike my friends who are stuck using that Microsoft crap. So, as I’m TRYING to look like I’m working, someone yells at me “DON”T DO IT!” I responded by yelling back “YOU HAVE TO LOOK FORWARD! CAN’T LIVE IN THE PAST!” That, of course, got me thinking about cars.
I like living in the future. Society has made incredible strides in my 40-ish years on the planet and I believe that, for the last 15 years, we have been living in the golden age of the automobile. Right now, anyone can walk in to a dealership and purchase a brand new Mustang with a turbocharged 4-cylynder engine and 310 horsepower that gets over 30 mpg and would totally run rings around most everything from what they call “The Malaise Era.” That was a dark time that began in the early 1970’s and lasted for nearly three decades.
I grew up in late 70’s and early 80’s when new cars were pure crap. Big, cheaply made, American cars would never last 100,000 miles and overpriced, fancy-looking European cars fell apart on the way home from the dealership. Back then, no one I knew would be caught dead in a Japanese car; they may have been great, but I have no idea, because ‘Muricah.
…unless my computer melts down from all of the new technology.
Erica Habedank | CW44 Tampa Bay