Blog: Was George Orwell right?
Dave Leggett | 1 May 2003
Ah, the simple pleasures of old. A car with a carburettor and a manual choke (oh such fun to be had flooding the engine first thing) and the possibility that if something went wrong you may, if the mood took you and you had a Haynes manual, be able to attempt a botched fix yourself. No, I do not want e-mail in my car.
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