Saturday, 30 May 2009
I'm sure that Sony will have plenty to say when it finally launches this but I'm struggling to see how a device this ugly is going to compete with either the iPhone or the DSi.
So far thirteen MPs have said they will stand down at the next election (in itself a grubby scheme to stretch out the gravy train for a little while longer) and the number who have serious questions to answer is nearing 100 - approaching one in six of our elected representation.
Cameron is right that these claims should be investigated, if a private individual had made the same 'mistakes' at a corporate body they would have been immediately dismissed and criminal proceedings initiated. Let's ensure our MPs get at least the same service.
Not sure what Three are planning on putting in place as a replacement, although I suspect that it won't be anything as beneficial unfortunately.
Friday, 29 May 2009
Microsoft and Sky have announced that from next season live football matches and other live sports will be available through the Xbox 360 Live service. There will be a range of subscription and pay per view options and there will be a co-operative watching service... now putting the boot in to your mates as their team falls behind can be remote fun when you can't enjoy their pain first hand.
The positive effect is that for the first time in a number of years we'll be seeing full grids with 13 teams having submitted entries. The three new teams will benefit from additional support from the manufacturers to compensate for the increased budget cap.
The only remaining queries are around engine supply... particularly around the Prodrive/Aston Martin entry. Who will be prepared to support a competitor's entry? I suspect not Ferrari, Mercedes or BMW and the thought of an Aston Martin-Toyota or Aston Martin-Renault just doesn't sit well with its aspirational brand values.
With Skyfire, Pocketwit and Windows Live loaded I have all the software I use on a regular basis. If the Windows Mobile Facebook app ran on WM5 then that would be a bonus, however the creation of emails, blog posts, SMS and documents is so much better with the Universal's keyboard that I'm half tempted to restore it to my kitbag as daily driver.
There remains just one weakness in the design - the poor call handling. With no external screen with the case closed its impossible to vet calls, something that I can't do without. Oh well, another year hoping for HTC to release an updated Universal...
Interesting point about the Prodrive entry is the suggestion that the team will be branded Aston Martin for the 2011 season. Without wishing to sound negative, unless Richards has the wherewithall to develop his own drivetrain then that just isn't going to work. An Aston Martin powered by a Renault or Toyota engine is a ridiculous concept and will do nothing to boost sales, whilst BMW, Mercedes and Ferrari are direct competition in the luxury/supercar markets and are hardly likely to want to boost the chances of a competitor in their profitable market segments. So unless we are about to see the return of Cosworth or Megatron or indeed any other engine builder the idea of an Aston Martin entry isn't feasible. Should any of those engines become available then how the interpretation of the 2008 engine freeze regulation is applied will do much to determine the competitiveness of the entry.
Ultimately the championship needs to grow - the late eighties and early nineties when we had 30+ entries for each Grand Prix was when we saw the best racing and the most intriguing racing, for the enthusiast anyway. All we need to happen are a FIA/FOTA compromise and a relaxing of the engine development rules to live it up again.
If you haven't come across Skyfire before, this is something of a revelation in the mobile browser space, as a big a step as Apple's Safari made when launched on the iPhone.
Browsing is up to the iPhone in terms of performance and capacity - even the zoom function works in the same way as the iPhone. However Skyfire's USP is its ability to display just about anything that your desktop browser can manage - Flash 10, Youtube and iPlayer for example all work in the browser as their designers intended. Having used the release version on a couple of machines I have to say its very impressive indeed, not only does it manage to deliver on its 'real' web promise, but its also incredibly quick in the process.
If you haven't tried Skyfire yet then point your Windows Mobile or Symbian S60 device at http://get.skyfire.com/
Thursday, 28 May 2009
The first signs of the breakdown in the FOTA alliance appeared with the announcement that Williams have submitted its entry into the 2010 championship. Whether this weakens the alliance or strengthens its resolve remains to be seen, but with only 24 hours left for teams to submit entries we'll soon find out.
Wednesday, 27 May 2009
As leaked last month, Microsoft made the touchscreen Zune official today, in a clear indication that they are going after the iPod Touch with deadly intention. On the hardware side we have a 3.3" OLED screen of 480 x 272 resolution, a bit disappointing given the ready availability of both VGA and WVGA resolutions of the same size. Wifi is present too, although apparently not Bluetooth, giving away more ground to Apple.
Output with an optional dock goes up to 720p for video, on the device the video will be downscaled - on device 'HD' is limited to radio, not much use if its going to be heading to Europe where the DAB standard rules.
For now the Zune HD will remain US only, although Zune content and Zune Video may make it over here as some compensation. Details of the tie-in to the XboX 360, also confirmed today, aren't fleshed out yet, so no word on whether gaming is part of the Zune's armoury.
In fact today's release probably raises as many questions as it answers. On the basis of what we've seen so far I'd say the HD is a nice device but unlikely to trouble the iPod Touch in this revision. Still the official launch at E3 may still have a surprise or two to spring.
Tuesday, 26 May 2009
Surely its time for some accountability for politicians and their unelected cronies. Let the electorate have a real say in who says and goes.
In fact the failure of OQO puts Expansys in a pretty bad position - they can't fix most of the problems that afflict OQO's which means that they are in a position of having to offer refunds to customers who have a problem. So remember, if your OQO is less than a year old when it fails its Expansys' responsibility to get it fixed or provide a replacement unit, acceptable alternative or refund.
Monday, 25 May 2009
This is the new top of the range Renault Clio, the Renaultsport 200. That 200 does indeed mean 200bhp - to put that into context the original Sierra Cosworth packed 204bhp and the original BMW M3 just 195.
What concerns me is that the Clio is going to cost under £16,000 - probably a lot less if you pressure your dealer appropriately - a price that is going to attract younger, inexperienced drivers who are already the road's biggest killers.
Never mind more speed cameras or reduced speed limits the time has come to introduce mandatory high speed and performance driving courses; and restricting driver's choice of cars until they have built up experience in lesser vehicles.
Its unlikely to happen - after all more cameras means more revenue, something the government can ill-afford to ignore. Although at what point the power levels of what are, after all, entry-level cars become so high that it becomes impossible to ignore remains to be seen. Maybe when the hot hatch hits 300bhp...
If you don't recognise the quote at the top of this page you probably haven't enjoyed the phenomenom that is The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy (aka H2G2) or the other works of its author Douglas Adams.
Today is Towel Day, a celebration of his life so in honour here are a few links to familiarise yourself with:
Doesn't compare to the two seconds that OS X manages to resume in but, let's face it, who's going to lose sleep over three seconds?
Specs look pretty good and the device looks to be more phone-shaped than the N810, if the comparative renders are to be believed. The ugly looking image can be safely discounted I think, if there's one thing Nokia has delivered consistently with its Internet Tablets its great industrial design.
Release dates are looking like July this year, so I wonder if Nokia will announce early June in an attempt to disrupt the launches of the Pre and new iPhone?
For O2 they now have an almost guaranteed success on their hands, as people start coming out of their iPhone contracts from January next year O2 will be able to offer them a choice of the new iPhone, the Palm Pre or even Windows Mobile and Blackberry handsets.
And if the story that Apple wants to end its exclusive deals in European markets turns out to be true O2 can always switch sell to the Palm instead.
Seems to me that customer churn on iPhone contracts will be somewhat below the market average...
Sunday, 24 May 2009
Whilst we can't expect our representatives to be angels, I think its reasonable to expect some respect for the people represented when spending money which is sourced from our pockets. It's clear that few MPs see things the same way, especially those who have been caught in the act yet refuse to do the decent thing and resign from parliament. The offer of standing down at the next election is a very poor stab at contrition.
Above all it's clear that most, if not all, the guilty are not sorry for what they have done, only that they have been caught. Its about time the electoral commission added a none of the above option to ballot papers so that it becomes possible to reject the whole shower when voting. Do you think that the silent majority who haven't voted at any of the last three elections word turn out given that choice?
The question has some implications for users of the service, not least because its likely the last.fm database would be able to pinpoint those users who had played an album before its official release data, helping them track down the source of these copies.
For last.fm its a critical time - proof that they did release this data would effectively kill the service as users abandon them due to a lack of trust. There's also the very real possibility of prosecution under the DPA for transferring data out of the UK.
I'm currently giving last.fm the benefit of the doubt, but many others are rather angry about the whole situation. Let's hope for a final resolution to this war of words sooner rather than later, then we can all go back to enjoying the music.
Saturday, 23 May 2009
So Nokia is planning to move Maemo from the Internet tablet space and into the smartphone arena. which is all well and good when you compare the touch experience on the Maemo platform to the latest touch additions to Symbian, but Maemo won't be competing with Symbian out in the market.
Take the iPhone and put it up against the current pre-eminent Maemo device - Nokia's N810 - and its clear that whilst Nokia have got some things right, there are also areas which if replicated on a smartphone would lead to a massive flop.
The iPhone experience is all about slick, the GUI is beautiful to behold, works smoothly and above all cushions an inexperienced or non-technical user from the machinery behind that makes the OS work. The price you pay is absolute dictation by Apple of what you are allowed to install, do and change.
Conversely the N810 is the hackers dream, you can get as down and dirty with the OS and software as you like. In fact most of the hacking has already been done for you I'd guess most commonly requested hacks or pieces of software are already under development. Where the N810 requires its payback is in the user experience, where the Hildon standard has only loosely been adhered to. Worse still Nokia has so chronically under-specified the hardware that it takes very little to bring the N810 to a crawl, even a intensive web page can drag the system to a near halt.
The perfect example of the difference between the two platforms is the delivery of applications. Apple's app store is seamless and requires no skill other than the ability to find the application in the countless millions available. The Nokia Application Manager usually works as well, however the description of most apps is minimal to say the least and when the install process goes wrong it can be a real expert's job to track down the missing dependencies to make it work. Yet I can place a link to an app on a web page and an N810 user can click on it to automate the install through app manager.
Web browsing is another. The iPhone's Safari browser is much lauded but can't actually handle many of the web's more advanced features. Nokia's Browser, tied to the N810 does a much better job and is more flexible too, shame then that Safari's user interface and speed still more than make up the difference.
With the two in front of me now and given the choice of only one, I'd still pick the Nokia, it gives plenty of scope for delivering the ideal personal device, even with the limitations outlined above.
Nokia needs to learn from the iPhone whilst retaining the power and flexibility of the Maemo platform. Then we really will see a true iPhone killer.
Either this is a particularly distorted view or Palm is staffing its senior management with mouth-breathing retards... and I doubt its the former!
Sending a child out to play on the internet is better than sending them out to play in traffic but that's about as far as it goes. And the mother's only comment? We won't be using auto-logins any more. Wrong answer stupid. Use all the auto-logins you like, just supervise your child if they're on the internet.
Oh and a three year old left to fend for herself? Absolutely indefensible. Play with your kids, give them some attention and time.
Wednesday, 20 May 2009
This was the first weekend after Gilles Villeneuve's death and also the weekend when the end of the Cosworth era began. Whilst Villeneuve won the previous year's race in a turbo-charged Ferrari that had required a large slice of luck and Villeneuve's incredible ability to achieve. In 1982 the Renault Turbos of Arnoux and Prost dominated and had both not decided to end their races in the barriers it would have been a highly creditable one-two on a track which recieved wisdom said would never favour a turbo car.
Those final three laps are notable not only for themselves but also for Murray Walker's commentary - there's even a moment when he's lost for words, a notable event in itself. Once again only available for UK users, highlights are available here.
Its particularly disappointing because Three already offers its 'Three Like Home' roaming service which gives you standard charges on Three's networks across the world. Unfortunately there's no Three network in France or Spain, but its a sign that Three are genuinely ahead of the game here, unlike other networks who pay lip service to the idea.
Orange, Vodafone, T-Mobile and O2 are all part of large European companies with extensive pan-European networks, so the idea of them charging you through the nose for roaming is ridiculous when you are still on their network anyway. The EU's price limits don't go far enough and should demand that a roaming user pays no more for calls, messages and data than a local subscriber, even if that only applies when roaming on their home operator's network.
Those of us on this side of the pond will look at that figure with some incredulity, with European averages way higher than that already, however the sheer number of cars in the US and their incredibly poor fuel consumption means that even the smallest improvement will result in billions of tons reduction in carbon emissions.
Hopefully the need for super efficient vehicles to balance the American desire for ga guzzlers will mean that we see more choice in electric and alternative fuel vehicles for those who have an appreciation for the environmental damage already done by our love of the car. Which will eventually lead to more choice in Europe as well.
Alleged updates include the doubling of flash capacity to 16Gb and 32Gb; a new screen utilising OLED technology; additional system RAM; an FM transmitter and a built-in compass, all wrapped in a new shell. Coupled with the additional features announced for iPhone OS 3.0 this seems a credible story. Although it does smack of conjecture, not least because all the likely predictions are easily extracted from the software update.
Alleged arrival is July 17th following a June 8th announcement.
Tuesday, 19 May 2009
In the meantime we should start to see reviews from US sources which will either confirm or dispell the Palm pre-release hype. Just over a couple of weeks to go then and we'll know whether Palm has a future or not.
Saturday, 16 May 2009
I'm not clear on the relationship between Wolfram and the websites from which it scrapes its knowledge, it doesn't drive traffic to those sites and therefore the clicks and page views which they need to draw advertisers won't happen. Cue the sound of failing sites.
I'm sure its an interesting experiment but I'll stick with Google, thanks.
Thursday, 14 May 2009
Softsailor has used the announcement of a Palm Pre competition and the required legal documents to uncover the likely contract-free price of the Pre in the States: $542, which equates to around £360 on a straight conversion. Of course we never get straight conversion when these things cross the Atlantic and its also likely that the GSM Pre will have its own price premium to labour under.
Nonetheless, its likely that the UK SIM-Free price will be around the £400 mark, not too terrible and suggesting that contract deals will bring that price down to free. All that remains is to see which network lands the Pre. Vodafone now offer Windows Mobile, Blackberry and Android platforms, I think its highly unlikely they'll be interested in a fourth. Orange doesn't seem to be in the game with its current offerings and T-Mobile's financial troubles may preclude a deal. Three don't seem to be pursuing a smartphone strategy, preferring to push Skype based promotions on Symbian handsets which still leaves O2, the network which has consistently pioneered smartphones as the likely landing point.
Monday, 11 May 2009
Recent rumours are putting the US launch of the Pre in the first week in June, which, if true, is very good news for the company and those who are waiting with baited breath, credit card at the ready, hoping to get their hands on one.
Someone who has had their hands on one is Prethinking's Tony Peric and in this brief review he paints an incredibly positive picture of a truly compelling device. Of course the name of the website suggests that there may be the smallest hint of bias - but I'm going to take it at face value and now I'm even more excited about the prospect of a UK launch.
Here's hoping Palm don't make us wait too long
Saturday, 9 May 2009
To quote Douglas Adams "It is a well-known fact that those people who want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it... anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job"
Short of a complete change in the electoral system its time to accept that the political class spend their time with their snouts in the trough, whatever their initial good intentions. If this comes as a surprise can I refer you to George Orwell's Animal Farm, a cracking good read and educational too.
Friday, 8 May 2009
Gilles achievements don't look exceptional from bare statistics alone, yet anyone who saw him drive will regale you with stories of unfathomable achievements in cars of dubious quality. My favourite memories are of those crazy last laps at Dijon in 1979, wet qualifying at Watkins Glen and of course this race at Jarama in '81. A pure racer who probably wouldn't have had the discipline to ever win the championship, he remains one of the most popular racers of all time. For me he sits in a special group of drivers who could drive the wheels off their machinery by sheer force of will, Villeneuve, Mansell, Arnoux and Rosberg senior. Their like will never be seen in Formula One again, more's the pity.
Gilles, sempre vivo...
Thursday, 7 May 2009
UMPC users have to make some compromises to enable them to enjoy their very niche form factor, one of which is a reduced screen resolution, a problem which also afflicts netbook owners, particularly when web browsing - the number one use for these machines.
So how about a launcher which allows you to hide your taskbar and run Firefox in permanent fullscreen mode, eking out every last pixel's worth of screen real estate?
Launchy, an open source launcher turns the concept of the graphical interface on its head by giving you access to a keyboard shortcut to a command line. Not just any command line though, this is intelligent, Launchy parses your start menu to find all your applications and will offer suggestions as you type. If you start Launchy from within Firefox you'll find that your bookmarks have been parsed too, allowing you to go to pages without toolbars and menus.
On UMPC's with keyboards this is a must have utility.
Just how bad/easily distracted do you have to be take twelve years over a piece of software anyway?
Wednesday, 6 May 2009
I'm not a big fan of hardware eBook readers, given their serious limitations when compared to both real books and software readers on other multi-purpose devices. The introduction of the new Kindle DX seems to bring an even less useful version of the concept.
Don't get me wrong, if you're going to have a device of this sort you may as well get the biggest one that will fit into your bag/case because you sure aren't going to be toting one around town tucked under your arm. The Kindle is probably a perfect device for education and libraries but 90% or more students are going to be better served with a netbook/cheapaptop and an iPod Touch, for the same money they'll get two infinitely more capable devices.
The only place that I've seen eBook reader hardware in real world use is at two libraries on sites my team supports. They're used for distributing medical journals to reading groups and, after some initial enthusiasm, have been rejected wholesale by the users who much prefer the portability and reading experience that the journals themselves provide. Worse still a number of other groups have looked at the project after hearing about the potential and, after investigations and trials, have all rejected the concept.
Dedicated eBook readers have only one real advantage: the e-ink screen's clarity and low energy consumption. Against that you need to stack the lack of colour, poor screen refresh and lack of a backlight for low light reading. Given all the other things a UMPC can do I struggle to see a really compelling argument for carrying yet another device at a time when consolidation is king.
Tuesday, 5 May 2009
Reading through his article its hard to see how his criticisms of the Dell can be considered valid - in fact the cause of the majority of his problems seem to stem from a bad decision he made when purchasing the Dell.
Those criticisms tend to fall into four categories: multitouch works erratically, some apps don't work within the confines of the netbook's 1024 x 600 resolution screen, the keyboard was too small and there wasn't enough space on the hard disk. The latter certainly reads as the article's biggest beef, closely followed by the keyboard size. Which is strange because Steven made the decision to buy a 16 GB SSD rather than a much larger hard disk. In a more normally configured setup that wouldn't have been an issue eradicating about a third of his problems at a stroke.
The keyboard is another strange criticism: there are plenty of users currently running Ubuntu or Windows on the Dell who have happily adapted to the keyboard size, if they were to install OS X I can't imagine that they would suddenly find the keyboard unusable. The issue again is Stephen Sande specific possibly because he's a touch typist but again not a good enough reason to fail this particular hackb00k and it eliminates close to another third of all complaints.
To be fair to Stephen he does admit his own complicity in both areas, but then when it comes to the real issue - those apps that won't fit the netbook screen - he completely glosses over the issue and gives no details as to the apps in question. Given how key this is to the utility of a hackb00k this seems like a bizarre omission.
In fact the most interesting criticism is the one not made: performance. Not once does Stephen criticise the performance of the Dell even when swapping from the MacBook Pro and back again.
Which suggests that for someone more adaptable than Stephen Sande who can do a better job of working the options list, a hackb00k is a good first step on the OS X tree.
Monday, 4 May 2009
Citroen have brought an all-electric version of its C1 city car to the UK and at 70 miles per charge and around £1 per charge it looks an attractive proposition, until you see the price tag. With no government subsidy for electric vehicles for two years the electric C1 will set you back more than £16,000 - or nearly £10,500 more than the petrol version.
With petrol at 95p per litre at the moment and the C1 getting better than 60mpg its going to be an awful long time before the electric version begins to make financial sense.
For the average user, buying the car and doing 10,000 miles a year over three years with the electric version is going to cost the thick end of £17,500 whilst the petrol version is going to be around £9,000. The electric version is going to have to retain an awful large chunk of its initial value before it makes economic sense. Or you'd have to keep it for another twelve years to make the numbers balance.
I still don't think electric vehicles make good environmental sense - hydrogen cell is the way forward - but it appears there's no economic argument for them either.
Which doesn't sound too bad, until you find out that legal costs then add up to around $2 million...
So the lawyers get richer, beleagured manufacturers lose valuable capital and if there is anyone out there who actually has had their hearing damaged by an overly loud bluetooth headset they've now lost any legal recourse to compensation.
Madness, complete and utter madness. As the old joke goes, what do you call a thousand lawyers at the bottom of the sea? A good start....
Sunday, 3 May 2009
Given the levels of anticipation being generated by the Pre this is incredibly bad news - demos and videos have suggested that WebOS can be a real contender. It may well be that Palm has overstated its position by claiming a June launch...
The only bright point from the article is that the Bank of America disagrees with this position and has set a 'buy' rating for Palm's shares.
Things must be very 'exciting' at Palm right now as they rush to get the Pre onto the shelves - let's just hope that they aren't really getting distracted by side-issues like a WebOS based version of the Foleo, as has been reported on some sites.
No disrespect to teams like Force India, Brawn and Red Bull but nobody really gives a hoot about them. F1 is about Ferrari and Mclaren, with Williams somewhere thereabouts. Between them these three team's drivers have won all but six of the last thirty-four drivers championships. No other team on the grid has participated for more than seven years and were you to take out the big three the remainder would look and sound like a glorified club racing championship.
Look at the hole in the sport that the collapse of Lotus left, the black and gold Lotus of the seventies and early eighties was iconic, their loss bad for the sport. Without its history F1 has no more kudos than any of the other single seater categories which surround it.
The teams need to take back control of the sport - look at the effect that the Premier League has had on football... A breakaway championship run by the teams would allow them a bigger share of the pot of television money, more say in the rules and remove power from the clowns at the FIA who think that making the sport more exciting means turning it into some kind of glorified fairground attraction.
Saturday, 2 May 2009
Samsung's newest Q1 has started to get into the hands of reviewers, however even with some size and performance improvements I believe that the cost in lost features make it a worse choice than the Q1u.
Chippy at UMPC Portal summed up the Q1Ex very well when he called it the 20% device: " 20% less weight, 20% less cost, 20% more GPU, 20% more battery life, 20% better looking!!", although what doesn't get mentioned is the 50% less usability.
The Q1u's mouse controller and user definable key pad make getting around the interface as easy as any standard notebook, even a user who hasn't seen a trackpoint mouse before would grasp the concept straightaway. The split keyboard takes a bit longer to get used to, but after a little bit of practice soon becomes second nature, after continued use 'muscle memory' of key positions develops and there's no need to look at the keyboard for key locations. It soon becomes indispensable and entering passwords, tweets, emails or other short text isn't the chore that it is on keyboard-less devices. Keyboard, mouse and keypad have all been ditched on the Q1Ex.
Its not just the input devices that have been compromised, the location of USB ports has been changed for the worse too. Whereas the Q1u has a top-mounted port and a side-mounted port, both ports are mounted on the side of the Q1Ex. This means that the ability to plug in a 3G dongle (for example) and still comfortably hold the device has been lost. The built-in VGA port has disappeared too, so the ability to dock the Q1 anywhere without the need for any hardware but the Q1 itself has also been lost.
I'm glad that Samsung are continuing to persevere with UMPCs, but I suspect that the Q1Ex will be a less satisfying device to use than the excellent Q1u.
Friday, 1 May 2009
Netbooks sit in a special place in the portable pecking order - smaller and cheaper than most notebooks, less powerful but with much better battery run times. Despite the apparently lowly specs, performance is generally excellent, thanks largely to the special dispensation from Microsoft which allows them to run XP rather than the much more resource-hungry Vista.
Whatever Apple says about Windows, XP remains a strong OS, with 100% software and hardware compatibility. The selection of included software on Netbooks is generally pretty good and its hard to see how an Apple machine could change the market, other than to cannibalise sales of the low end Macbook and Mac Mini. Certainly Apple's sensationally high margins couldn't be retained whilst still sitting around the £250-£300 sweet spot.
Junk? Certainly not. In fact OS X has been installed successfully on many Netbooks, in many cases delivering near Macbook levels of performance. Build quality has generally proved to be pretty good too. So in all respects the current and forthcoming generations of Netbooks are some of the most impressive portables ever made.
I suspect that Apple's desire to belittle the Netbook class indicates that they are expecting to release something that will compete head-on with this successful segment. My guess is a larger screened iPod Touch/PMP/Tablet hybrid. Probably an 7-9" screen for better handling and almost certainly flash based. It will be an interesting product when it arrives, if it arrives at all...
Its hard to believe that fifteen years have passed since that fateful May afternoon at Imola. When Ayrton Senna's Williams hit the wall at the Tamburello corner the impact rang around the world.
Formula One had lost heroes before, even champions, but never live on primetime TV with an audience of millions. I can still remember the profound sense of shock that Sunday, the instant knowledge that this was a fatal accident (perhaps influenced by the death of Roland Ratzenberger the previous day) and the effect that it had on me in the following days and weeks.
Ayrton Senna was a genius inside the car and a deeply religious and compassionate man outside it. His loss changed racing forever and for that reason his exploits should never be forgotten. Rest in peace.