[oclug] Re: Fwd: Re: Why we have Source code
iwormsbe at nortelnetworks.com
Wed Jan 24 09:25:06 EST 2001
> It takes a computer to diagnoss what's wrong with your car, not a
> mechanic. It still takes a mechanic to fix the problem, but he's becomming a
> little more irrelevant every year.
Talk to any experienced mechanic and he will probably tell you that the
diagnostic computer is more of a pain than it is useful. For one thing, they
only work on anything electronic in your car. It won't detect a busted axle, or
a cracked rad hose, or a squeaky door, or a 'small rattle on the lpassenger side
when I go around a corner at 30km/h on a rainy day'. The computer rarely
diagnoses what is wrong with your car, the mechanic does that, then goes on to
fix it. The way I see it, the mechanic, along with any other trades people, are
not going anywhere.
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