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Comment Re:disruptive technology always starts out inferio (Score 1) 386

And not to forget: Trucks!

The trucking corporations can save a lot of money if they wouldn't need to stop every few hours because the driver has to pause or sleep. Even if someone is still on board to drive the small streets and for loading, he would be able to rest while the truck goes down the interstate, and be fresh when he is really needed again.

Could even work for the bigger corps to have a pool of people waiting at a reststop, take over an arriving truck, drive it into the neighbourhood, unload, reload, drive back to the nearest reststop and send it on its way to the next city - and directly afterwards take over the next arriving.

Right now testing and developing the details is just way easier with smaller personal cars than big 40t machines.

Comment Re:Also human (Score 1) 277

These long expire times are worse for a company than things happening every year!

When you leave, the next guy retains perhaps 80% of your knowledge about this, the guy after him still has maybe 50% of your info, with less and less stuff still known after each new person or reorg.

If the renewal is supposed to happen in 10 years - how many people will have it on their radar THEN?

"But it always just worked, we never had to do anything"

How many surrealists does it take to screw in a lightbulb? One to hold the giraffe and one to fill the bathtub with brightly colored power tools.