MAY
23
2003
We All Knew This Was Going to Happen

As soon as I heard they were embedding Windows into heavy machinery, I knew something bad was going to happen. And now, a Thai government official had to be rescued from suffocating inside his BMW (running Windows CE, of course.) BMW says Windows wasn’t to blame, but I don’t believe them, particularly when the article in question also mentions BMW may be switching to Linux.
I’m just surprised this happened before the first Segway casualty. Oh well, technology is always surprising us. Now, who wants to place bets on the first “virtual home invasion” of a fully-automated and networked house? Whose toaster will be the first to be hacked by some twelve-year old?
(C|Net via FuckedCompany)




 

 
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