Dizzying dashboards

By David Hill In Inbox

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4th November, 2011
Plotted on a graph, Clive’s career trajectory resembles the flight path of a Saturn V rocket: onwards and upwards at Mach 3. Mine resembles those Atlas rockets that kept exploding on the launch pad. So, it’s not surprising Clive owns a car that can park itself. I said park itself. You draw up beside the vehicle in front. You press certain buttons. You say “Heel!” You fold your arms, clench your fists and close your eyes. Some of these are optional. Sensors blink into action, and your/Clive’s gleaming German giant reverses with wheels at appropriate angles, pauses, creeps forward ...

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