Sunday, 1 July 2007

Logic System

We have bought a new car. A Chevrolet Lumina ’07 model. Now, this car runs on a built-in software. Apart from petrol, that is. The software is called LS. Short for “Logic System”. And since I’m interested in software, I was interested in LS too. But the more I came to know about its functionality, the more I found that it could be improved upon. But my dad obviously thinks it’s flawless.

“I hate this software. It won’t let me open the door myself. You can’t open any doors unless the gear is on Parking.”
“Yes, it’s good. It’s for our safety.”
“Safety? How does this keep us safe?”
“A door will never be opened if the car is in motion. That’s safe.”
“Yes, but what about when the car overturns or something (touchwood) and we can’t get to the gear? Who opens the door then?”
“There must be some provision in the software.”
“And these windows… they roll down completely when I give the down button a simple push but I have to keep pressing the up button to get them to close completely. What if I want to keep my window half-open? I have to open it completely and then close them up to the level I want. That’s just stupid.”
“Why would you want to keep windows half-open anyway?”
“The software sucks, Dad.”
“No, it doesn’t. It’s LS. Logic System. Totally logical.”
“Yes, I agree its LS. Lacking Sensibility.”

4 comments:

Gemini said...

long way to go...

The Grin Reaper said...

Hey, my Dad has a 30 year head start on me. Consider that, atleast!

The Perfectionist said...

Do you know haw many cars actually have that 'flawed' window control? The best way to stop it in mid roll is to press the window up button before it rolls down completely. And your Dad has a point. Who in Kuwait would want their window down?????

The Grin Reaper said...

Why not? What's the point of living in a desert country if you don't inhale a gram of desert sand regularly? By the way, thanks for the tip!