Still sick, but starting to feel a bit better. Today’s DVDs: Seinfeld series 7
I’ve never looked into it – I find Facebook to be stressful enough – but I wonder if Saab have a presence on Second Life?
I was just thinking about it today as Scott Adams, the guy behind Dilbert – is participating in an event on Second Life where you can, in a virtual sense, kick him in the nuts.
Ryan’s certainly kicking goals at Saab History this week.
Rene runs a Saab tuning house that you might have heard of.
My spam killer has so far fended off 63,500 spam attempts to leave comments at this site. Since July.
There’s only been round 21,000 genuine comments left here in just over 2.5 years!
There’s been some interesting stuff in the future 9-5 comments thread.
That BMW didn’t sell a 4-cylinder in the US was news to me, as was the fact that so many of their non-US sales are four cylinders (but then again, I guess I don’t tend to think of diesels as 4-cylinders, so on reflection it seems to make perfect sense).
There’s a piece in the New York Times today (reg reqd) about car manufacturers needing to offer more efficient models. It’s not their first editorial on this subject but this one seemed fairly well reasoned. Saab actually got a mention as a pioneer in turbocharging, too.
Given the proliferation of comments about needing efficient models as well as bigger models, it seems there may be a market for something below the 2.0T there, and Saab’s perfectly placed to do just that if they’re given the right technology (i.e. direct injection). Of course, the American public’s got to want to buy them, too.
Another issue that’s been well covered in recent comments is the whole Born From Jets and Move Your Mind argument.
And again, there’s a piece in the press that mentions Saab and vehicle branding.
Talondariel linked to a good Youtube clip that shows the beginnings of BFJ and I agree, it’s a good clip. But it’s two minutes long and Saab can’t be showing two-minute ads on TV. Cut it down to 30 seconds and I’m afraid to say it, but I’m finding it a little cheezy.