A learning permit but no car. How will Dandy rack up his manual transmission driving experience points now?
Learning to drive a manual was something that I have been meaning to do since the earliest age that I could even consider being legally able to do so. Manual cars are normally cheaper. The sportier models are almost always manual if you are to buy them second hand. And you have a lot more control over your 2 tonne shit box than you would in an automobile that changes the gears for you, reducing the right side of your brain to guff during your vehicular expeditions since you aren’t required to use a left hand and foot in the whole process.
But that is where the whole ‘experience point’ parallel comes into play. The more that you willingly dedicate yourself to hours upon hours of stick shifting like a trucker firmly seated within his big rig for a good remainder of his working life, the easier you will find it to operate a vehicle that runs off the principle of control. The problem is, when one doesn’t have access to any sort of manual car, learning how to drive one becomes just a tad bit problematic.
Car news aside, I may or may not have been eagerly awaiting that particular keynote about products made by that one computer company. The truth was that I was completely unaware of anything regarding the ‘Spring Forward’ event until I read something about the Apple Watch in a newspaper. That’s all well and good. It’s a nice looking device and all but personally, I skipped over that part of the article since wearable devices do absolutely nothing for me. What interested me was ‘The New MacBook’. Thinner than any MacBook Air that had come before it and twice as sleek looking. Unfortunately I am a bit baffled by the specs, which seem to be inferior to that of it’s predecessors. Surely, this can’t be the new direction. And that whole new ‘buttterfly switch’ keyboard doesn’t seem to be gelling with anyone that’s got the honorary hands-on with the device.
Also, the pretty logo that lights up on the back of the screen? Quietly killed. Not even a thing anymore. This is the new Apple, folks. Where shininess and the colour option of ‘gold’ is the new rage.
… and it’s not even a proper gold. More like a bronze.