The other day my receiver for the home audio setup completely died. Kaput. So I go out to get another one and given a receiver is no larger than a couple of shoeboxes in size, I decide to drive the GT-R instead of taking the family estate. I love the GT-R because it’s enormous fun and I smile every time I drive it so given my requirements were well within the capacity allowance of the GT-R’s supercar proportions, it was the natural choice.
So I get to the shop with a smile one my face, find the right receiver and then… I see a TV. It’s not a big one, but it’s the perfect size for the bedroom which was still adorned with an old 4:3 CRT unit which was well past it’s prime. We negotiate and bundle the two units together price wise which works out quite nicely and ensures my smile remains in place. Then I try to put them in the car.
The receiver wasn’t a problem and that went straight into the boot. The TV, however, was a different story. I tried to move the passenger seat all the way forward and tilt it towards the dash then jam the TV into the two tiny seats in the back. No joy. I rotate the box and try and put it in the passenger seat but now the door won’t shut. I end up jamming the drivers seat forward which meant my 6’ 5” frame could barely fit and I couldn’t see out the rear view mirror. This was all highly amusing for those witnessing the scene and nothing erodes the cool factor of an attention-seeking car by seeing someone try to jam a TV into the back of it.
Clearly, the GT-R sucks and I should be rid of it. Yes it’ll get to 100kph in under 3 seconds and go well north of 300kph but it’s enormously impractical. It’s ok if you want to perform the simplest of tasks at huge speeds but anything complex (like carrying a TV), takes forever. And that got me thinking about this:
@troyhunt I'm not joking :) It's OK if you perform the simplest of tasks at huge scale but anything complex, takes forever.— Paul Moore (@Paul_Reviews) May 24, 2015