Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Apr 2012 21:56 UTC
In the News "Ferdinand A. Porsche, who designed the original Porsche 911, the snazzy, powerful sports car that became the lasting signature of the German automobile company founded by his grandfather and later run by his father, died on Thursday in Salzburg, Austria. He was 76." I believe only Italians can design beautiful cars (I mean, game over, kids), but there's no denying that the 911 is a true icon. Cars technically don't have a place on OSNews, but Ferdinand Porsche's passing cannot go by unmentioned.
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Timeless design
by kragil on Fri 6th Apr 2012 22:51 UTC
kragil
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Top Gear presenter Clarkson always called the new 911s boring and Bettle-like, but at the end of the day he always loved the 911.(May and Hammond have/had 911s, so they seem to like them.)

I think the 911 is one of the most popular sports cars because the design is so timeless and the technology is so "strange"/unique (it takes an insane amount of technology to make a car behave so well with the engine in the wrong place)

In IT there not many timeless things .. everything changes all the time(well except Emacs)

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