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Old 03-16-2009, 07:08 PM   #1
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I was listening to the radio today, and happened to hear an ad for the F 150 with "internet and wireless keyboard and printer". I know Ford is trying to get creative selling these trucks, but I don't think I want to be surfing the net, printing pictures, and sending emails while dodging traffic and towing my trailer.
Has anybody seen one of these 4 wheel laptops, and do you know if the potential distraction issue has been taken care of?
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What's the problem here? Once you've mastered sending text messages while driving down the I-state at 75-80 while towing who knows what you've got to have something so you can advance your skills.
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Old 03-16-2009, 07:27 PM   #3
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The problem, I think, is there is no "reset button", and no place to stick in another quarter in this video game if you mess up...
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Old 03-17-2009, 09:58 AM   #4
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My understanding is it's also not available for driver usage. Only the passenger can us the 'puter.

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After a bit of practice, I've learned to drive successfully from the passenger's side. Since my 80 lb dog was demanding to ride on my lap while driving, I just find it easier to move over to the passenger side.
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:13 PM   #6
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Maybe the computer will do the driving so you can eat, talk to your friends, do your nails or shave, change clothes and read a book while also watching a movie.

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CrawfordGene I believe I've already seen people doing all those things while driving except maybe changing clothes - and I have seen them trying to take a jacket off. Does that count?
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There are quite a few videos here to watch. If you were a contractor I think this would be very useful.
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CrawfordGene I believe I've already seen people doing all those things while driving except maybe changing clothes - and I have seen them trying to take a jacket off. Does that count?
I used to know an OTR truck driver who said he used to see women driving naked fairly frequently. Now that I have a full sized truck, not so high as an 18 wheeler, but plenty high, I keep looking, but I've never seen a naked woman driving. I think he was making that up.

I have taken a jacket off while driving with my wife's help. I stopped there.

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CrawfordGene I believe I've already seen people doing all those things while driving except maybe changing clothes - and I have seen them trying to take a jacket off. Does that count?
Took my tanktop off from under my t-shirt just today. Gosh, it was harder than taking a bra off from under a T. Oh, was that too much information?
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I suspect if we wanted to list all the activities - and suspected activities - observed while driving the moderators might not approve!
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Took my tanktop off from under my t-shirt just today. Gosh, it was harder than taking a bra off from under a T. Oh, was that too much information?
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