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If Steve Jobs designed automobiles,
January 14, 2002 10:53 PM   Subscribe

If Steve Jobs designed automobiles, then this is what they'd be like: Unique. Innovative. Unprecedented.
posted by Steven Den Beste (22 comments total)

 
the optional rear fish tank is what sells it for me. And the Pointy Thing In Front, of course.
posted by mdn at 11:04 PM on January 14, 2002


Overpriced, extravagant, underpowered. Sign me up and pass the kool-aid.

Can I get that big hood spike on the front of the new iMac?
posted by thebigpoop at 11:05 PM on January 14, 2002


That looks familiar...
posted by waxpancake at 11:18 PM on January 14, 2002


Naah; there's no Pointy Thing In Front. That's obviously not truly innovative.
posted by Steven Den Beste at 11:29 PM on January 14, 2002


I've actually taken to calling the Smart the iCar to the point of forgetting that it is called the Smart and being bewildered when people don't understand me. Anyway, if the Smart is the iCar then this is the iCar 2.
posted by jedrek at 11:46 PM on January 14, 2002


They'll build entire cities around that thing.
posted by mathowie at 11:54 PM on January 14, 2002


Not that original 'cause it looks like the street legal consumer version of Ferrari F1 2002.
posted by riffola at 12:05 AM on January 15, 2002


But does Ferrari offer a fish tank? or a refrigerated glove box?
posted by Steven Den Beste at 12:09 AM on January 15, 2002


No, I think they dropped the fish tank because it was causing some drag.

Personally I want the Cliff Dropper, it is a modified rickshaw. "Fear the rickshaw!"
posted by riffola at 12:14 AM on January 15, 2002


The spike is for skewering Segways.
posted by rory at 2:01 AM on January 15, 2002


Um, Steve Jobs doesn't design anything. He oversees designers. What a cheap shot.
posted by donkeyschlong at 6:09 AM on January 15, 2002


Not only that, but I find it fascinating how many geeks don't understand simple beauty.

"Look! It's not beige! Is this that whole "design" thing I've been hearing so much about?"

(No offense to anyone, I know we're just joking around here... but I grapple with these attitudes daily)
posted by jragon at 6:49 AM on January 15, 2002


'I grapple with these attitudes daily'

the horror....

;)
posted by zeoslap at 7:30 AM on January 15, 2002


I always thought this baby looked more like a Steve Jobs concept...the original iMac?
posted by HTuttle at 8:06 AM on January 15, 2002


Loved the link, Steven.
posted by Sinner at 8:46 AM on January 15, 2002


is there a point to this link. thing looks like a munster would drive it. What does Jobs have to do with it? (he wont e-mail you anyway)
posted by clavdivs at 9:23 AM on January 15, 2002


Amen ... the Jobs reference was: Gratuitous. Pointless. Lame. To paraphrase.
posted by donkeyschlong at 9:42 AM on January 15, 2002


Maybe it's actually more of a Windows design. You know, butt ugly and full of features no one wants? :)
posted by cell divide at 9:50 AM on January 15, 2002


i agree cell_divide. overpriced. pointless. now all they need is a neon green and aqua blue buttony color scheme...
posted by sixtwenty3dc at 10:11 AM on January 15, 2002


Hey, overpriced, extravagant, underpowered... add poorly suspended, crappy seats, and numb steering, and you've got a perfect addition to the American luxury car market!
posted by jammer at 11:27 AM on January 15, 2002


No way, dude, it'd be like the Dymaxion!
posted by jeb at 1:22 PM on January 15, 2002


donkeyschlong: I actually thought it was more like: Bit. Of. Fun. Geez, don't take life so seriously. :) Or is donkeyschlong just your MeFi name, Steve?
posted by malross at 4:17 PM on January 15, 2002


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