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    Default Elon's truck

    Everyone laughed at it. Partly cos the window broke, but also cos of how it looks.

    It occurred to me that what it looks like is very

    Harsh
    Angular
    Boxlike
    Sharp

    The modern trend is sinuous, soft, organic, fluid.

    So the disgust for this design (if it's not just that it's retro) might be connected to how it doesn't fit with the idea of tech we've been taught to have by advertisers.

    The truck itself doesn't matter, more the trick that Apple et al pulled off of making tech not LOOK scary.
    Αι ψυχαί οσμώνται καθ΄ Άιδην.

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    it's retro-tech, straight out of robocop.

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    Wait up, what does it look like? I had a picture in my head from seeing it before but when I google it now I'm getting a different picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo View Post
    it's retro-tech, straight out of robocop.
    Ha, that was exactly what I thought.

    TWENTY SECONDS TO COMPLY, etc. etc.

    (Actually I bet they're trialling machines exactly like that in China right now.)
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