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Wed, 3 Mar 1999 11:02:10 -0700
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: John O'Neill [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
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> Challis Hodge wrote:
> >Imagine if each time we got into a different automobile, the ignition
> >switch were in a different location.
>
> I wish we could dispel this myth that automobiles have their controls in
> the
> same place.
> I have found wipers, blinkers, headlight buttons, radio controls
> distributed
> in different places all across the dashboard - all in new cars built over
> the past 5 years.
>
Very true, very true. But keep in mind that those things are bells and
whistles to driving, not the basic controls of the machine.

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> The only thing that is consistent in cars is the position of the
> accelerator, brake, clutch and steering wheel. Any other controls rapidly
> becomes a discovery quest for first time drivers of that type of
> automobile.
>
Exactly. The basic controls of the automobile, all consistent. And what is
the basic control of the Web? The hypertext link!

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Beverly Parks
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