March 19, 2007

Quote For The Day

This past January 29th of Twenty-O-Six we celebrated the birth of an idea put forward 120 years ago, that man should not be limited in his ability to travel by the constraints of steel rails or the short-comings of horse-drawn carriages. To be truly free, one must not be encumbered by schedules and routes, or the stamina of horses. Thus a young German engineer named Carl Benz took to task the idea of motorizing personal transportation in the mid 1880s.
From the book Daimler & Benz: The Complete History by Dennis Adler, published, it would appear, sometime last year.

There are those, as I have noted, who think they know better than we do when and where we should travel, and view this great liberation as something less than a general good.

Posted by triticale at March 19, 2007 10:28 AM | TrackBack
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