Goodbye, old friend.
Jason Torchinsky at Jalopnik offers a wonderful goodbye to the faithful Volkswagen Microbus. This year marks the end of production, which continued in Brazil. The cab-over design that makes the Bus (and Vanagon) such a pleasure to drive resists meeting current safety standards.
So much of my driving experience has been rear engine, VW boxer designs. The Bus, the Beetle, the Vanagon, Porsche's 356 Speedster and 911. They are truly beautifully designed and a pleasure to drive, each within its limitations (or in the case of a modern 911, lack thereof.)
I've harbored the fantasy of buying a new Brazilian bus for years. I'm sorry to see it go.
Old-School VW Microbus Will Finally End Production This Year via Jalopnik
• Amazon’s new Chinese thermal spycam vendor was blacklisted by U.S. over allegations it helped China detain and monitor Uighurs and other Muslim minorities
Mark Di Stefano of the Financial Times is accused by The Independent of accessing private Zoom meetings held by The Independent and The Evening Standard as journalists were learning how coronavirus restrictions would affect them.
Hackers tried to break into the World Health Organization earlier in March, as the COVID-19 pandemic spread, Reuters reports. Security experts blame an advanced cyber-espionage hacker group known as DarkHotel. A senior agency official says the WHO has been facing a more than two-fold increase in cyberattacks since the coronavirus pandemic began.
Maybe you had a piano teacher as a kid that drove you off the instrument forever. Or maybe you always wished for some serious training, but never found the time. Whether you have dreams of tossing off a Beethoven or Chopin piece at the drop of a hat or you have visions of being the […]
When you see that curved arrow on the side of a cardboard box, you instantly know that box came from Amazon. The unfurled rainbow feathers of a peacock immediately scream NBC. And a partially eaten piece of fruit in the profile is a world-recognized symbol of tech titan Apple. Icons are powerful symbols, condensing volumes […]
Call it retro. Call it a throwback. Even call it kitsch. But the 80s are still a singular time in pop culture history. From Ghostbusters and Back to the Future to your neighborhood arcade and the Atari 2600, artifacts of that seminal decade still resonate, evoking audible excitement and sighs of pleasant yesteryear remembrance. But […]