Final proof that marketing does not employ engineers

by Volker Weber




---* Bill

Bill Buchan, 2008-02-15


Ben Poole, 2008-02-15

That is absolutely hilarious! :-D

I hope that doesn't speak to how well the Metroshuttle actually *runs*!

Chris Blatnick, 2008-02-15

Oooh shit... i hope that Manchesters Metroshuttle is more failsafe than this attempt of a gear unit... ;-)

Tobias Weißenfels, 2008-02-16

So VoWe is reading :)

Daniel Haferkorn, 2008-02-16


Gregory Engels, 2008-02-16

Or maybe there was an engineer in the marketing team, sick of all the lying reality-tweaking, and he tries to calm his conscious by sending a covert message to customers. Then, of course, riding on this transportation can not be recommended.

Ragnar Schierholz, 2008-02-18

well ... it alway depends on what they wanted to achieve.

Arnd Layer, 2008-02-18

Well... The numbers always stay in the correct orientation!

Bill Sawhill, 2008-02-21

I think Bill is correct here, obviously the spec said that the numbers always had to remain instantly recognizable. The gear was set up in such a way that the design goals could be met. Isn't that the goal of all good engineering?

Bryan Rasmussen, 2008-02-21

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