Not while I'm driving, thank you!

An excellent article I read a while back quoted Bill Gates as telling us that in the future we'll have internet connections in our cars, meaning that while driving to work we'll be able to access all the incredibly important information that can't wait another minute until we get our hands on it: stock quotes, sports scores, gossip column headlines.

I check my e-mail every day (several times), and I'm online enough of the day for others to think that perhaps I'm addicted. Sometimes the first thing that I do when I walk into the house is download my mail. But as legitimate as my web credentials may be, I can't figure out what I'd want to do with an internet connection in my car. Not to mention that with the way people drive on the roads, two eyes is hardly enough to keep out of an accident.

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