Battlepanda: Doomed through stupidity


Always trying to figure things out with the minimum of bullshit and the maximum of belligerence.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Doomed through stupidity

Sometimes humanity displays so much stupidity I don't know whether to pity it or to bitchslap it.

-- "Zero energy homes" are unpopular even though they pay for themselves in seven to twelve years through cutting electric bills to almost nothing.

-- GM carefully self-sabotaged their electric car program the minute it was no long federally mandated, despite the fact that they developed a product that users wanted to keep.

Lets see, so the buyers are irrational and short-sighted. The sellers are irrational and short-sighted. What are the chances that the market in green technology can be functional?

UPDATE: John's got an excellent update on electic cars here. Go read. I have a feeling I'll have more to say about this technology in the future.