William Faulkner, bane of every English student forced to read DWMs until they cry MEGO, had this to say about automobiles in his minor novel Pylon, "a dark and pessimistic novel, one that looks at the uncertainty of American society created by the dehumanizing effects of the machine age.":
"expensive, complex, delicate, intrinsically useless, created for some obscure psychic need of the species if not the race, from the virgin resources of a continent, to be the indvidual muscles, bones and flesh of a new and legless kind."
from Inventing Green
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Quote of the Day: Thomas Friedman on Indian Transportation
Quote of the Day: William McDonough on Design Humility