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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by quackalist on Sat 7th Apr 2012 01:09 UTC
quackalist
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2007-08-27

"...Cars technically don't have a place on OSNews, but Ferdinand Porsche's passing cannot go by unmentioned."

Well cars might merit a mention with reference to anything related with the growing use of computation in cars. This 'news', however, has no place whatsoever.

I'm sure we all have interests outside OSnews and take note of those who have some importance when they die. Hardly expect to see them plastered over OSnews.

Actually find this really annoying, and don't think it'd be any different if I had any interest in cars, Porche's in particular or designers of Porche's dead or alive.

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by Havin_it on Sat 7th Apr 2012 01:21 in reply to "What..."
Havin_it Member since:
2006-03-10

Well, he did design a couple of hard-drive enclosures for LaCie...

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by bitwelder on Mon 9th Apr 2012 14:10 in reply to "RE: What..."
bitwelder Member since:
2010-04-27

Well, he did design a couple of hard-drive enclosures for LaCie...

and the Blackberry P9981.

Without industrial designers like F. A. Porsche (among other things) we would not have all these hordes of worshippers of the Cult of the forbidden fruit :-P

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by earksiinni on Sat 7th Apr 2012 01:50 in reply to "What..."
earksiinni Member since:
2009-03-27

Dude, chill.

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