12581Re: MDI Air Car Quick Re-visit
- Feb 2, 2009--- In
murdoch <murdoch@...> wrote:
> It has been a long time since I attempted to figure outIgnoring the MDI history, if an air car were proposed
> what is going on with these guys. A particular issue
> in my trying to follow them is
> that their ship has always seemed to be coming in,
> yet never quite arrives. So, I backed off
> trying to get frequent accurate updates
> because things just didn't seem to develop that quickly.
> I poked around just a little and they still seem to be at it, with a
> website that claims to provide some relatively recent information.
> The French one has a recent news paragraph that has not yet been
> translated and posted in the English one, but at a glance, it just
> looks like sort of a listing of some anticipated upcoming events....
> hard to say if they're significant.
> They mention "Air Car Forum" discussion group members visiting their
> factory. I found what looks like the forum here:
> So, some in these yahoo discussion groups may wish to know
> about that forum, with the disclaimer that for all I know
> it is just a bit of a semi-front from the company. I did poke
> around it a bit and it looks more like a company-friendly forum
> that is in touch with the company,
> but not directly controlled?
> MDI Air Car is just one company and may not be representative of the
> best we may see from air car technology. Over the years I think
> this has been pointed out by esbuck, among others. In any event,
> esbuck in these groups has occasionally sought to remind us
> that air cars are an idea worth keeping in mind, and I am trying
> to do so. The idea, for
> me, is not to get tied-down to advocating any one technology, but to
> advocate better (safer, more efficient, more fun, etc.)
> transportation and maybe the air car will figure into that.
for the first time today,
what would be the principal reasons for doubt?
--- G.R.L. Cowan, ('How fire can be tamed')
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