Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Jan 2010 17:06 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Taking a break from reporting on the latest netbook or phone rumours, Engadget posted an article yesterday about several elements in desktop operating systems writer Paul Miller finds outdated. While there's some interesting stuff in there, there's also a lot to discuss.
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RE: "automatics are for girls"
by StephenBeDoper on Sat 23rd Jan 2010 21:45 UTC in reply to ""automatics are for girls""
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The comment "automatics are for girls" is both uncalled and pretty darn offensive, especially in this context.

That comment struck me as rather silly too, given that the most ardent advocate of manual transmissions that I know is my mother (personally, I don't care just as long as it has cruise control).

Although she favours manual transmissions mainly for the practical advantages, since she spends a lot of time driving on unpaved roads in an area with bad winters (and swears that the extra control has saved her, on numerous occasions, from accidents or getting stuck).

But if someone said to me "I drive a manual transmission because automatics are for girls," my brain would just automatically translate that to "I do things the hard way for no good reason, just because I think it makes me hardcore/l33t."

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