Monday, January 19, 2004

I Think, Therefore…

I one day hope to write as simply and clearly as Malcolm Gladwell. He doesn’t have time for big fancy words, only ideas, and plenty of ‘em. In his New Yorker article about S.U.V.s (Big and Bad, Jan 12/04) he explains that the lack of S.U.V. maneuverability means you’ll survive a crash, sure, but you’re more likely to cause one in the first place:

"Jettas are safe because they make their drivers feel unsafe. S.U.V.s are unsafe because they make their drivers feel safe. That feeling of safety isn’t the solution; it’s the problem."